You will be working together as a group exploring web sites that Ms. Zarich has selected. First you'll select two group members. In total there should be three members in your group. Be wise in your selection. Choose teammates you can depend on to work diligently and do their fair share of the work. Once you choose your team members all ready the introduction on quadratics before you get started.

Next, put on your thinking caps on and get ready to use your math mind!For the next hour go to the links that are listed in the resources section. Look specifically for content related to 'quadratics'. As you search, keep a journal of where you go and what you find at that site. Find at least ten sources and record what information the site provided you with. This journal can be hand-written(neatly) or typed. Only one is necessary for each group.

Now, back to the real world. Complete the assignments given in the process section. You and your teammates will split up the work at this point. All of you will be assigned two word problems to solve using one of the methods to solve quadratics. Show all of you work in pencil in your journal and state which method you used to solve the quadratic. Remember your goal is to use the most efficient method to solve the quadratic. You will be graded on the efficientness of the method for each problem.

Finally, the three of you must get back together and create a real world problem that another group can solve using a method we learned above. You will create this real world word problem and write it in your journal. You must also work as a team to create an answer key for the problem. This means that on a separate page in your journal you must state which method of solving you used, show all work and arrive at an answer. Also state which method you believe is the most efficient to use when solving the problem. When all groups have finished creating their problem you will swap problems and solve another groups question for credit.

This site is important for all team members to read before starting the task. It will provide basic information about Quadratics as a whole.

**Phase
2 - Roles**

These roles were chosen because they each
define the most important elements of Quadratics. Each of you has been
assigned a particular role with links and instructions below. Here are
the general instructions for all of you. Please see your specific
instructions and questions below.

INSTRUCTIONS:

Three members from each WebQuest team will explore one of the roles
below.

Member # 1: Solve the two
indicated problems labeled with member number one. Show all work and
state method in your part of the journal.

Member # 2: Solve the two
indicated problems labeled with member number two. Show all work and
state method in your part of the journal.

Member # 3: Solve the two
indicated problems labeled with member number three. Show all work and
state method in your part of the journal.

All members: when searching the
internet for the first part of your task, make sure to provide the URL
for each site you reviewed.

**Process**:

1. Go on the Internet and look specifically for content related to quadratics. Each member must find 3 websites and record what information the site provided for them within their journal. As a team you must find an additional website. In total you will have 10 websites that were good resources for quadratics. This can be hand-written(neatly) or typed as long as it is placed in the journal.

2. Go to the website below and split up the real world problems amongst the team members:

Quadratic Real World Problems

You and your teammates will split up the work at this point. Show all of you work in pencil in your journal and state which method you used to solve the quadratic. Remember your goal is to use the most efficient method to solve the quadratic. You will be graded on how efficient the method was for each problem.

3. The three of you must get back together and create a real world problem that another group can solve using a method we learned above. You will create this real world word problem and write it in your journal. You must also work as a team to create an answer key for the problem. This means that on a separate page in your journal you must state which method of solving you used, show all work and arrive at an answer. Also state which method you believe is the most efficient to use when solving the problem.

4. Have the problem approved by the teacher, then swap problems with another team. Your goal is to solve their real world problem using the methods you used as a team. Once you are done, show the teacher and she will give you the answer key so you can self-correct your work.

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