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Completing the Square  Problem 8
Alissa Fong
Alissa Fong
MA, Stanford University
Teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area
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If you're a visual or kinesthetic learner, perhaps algebra tiles will help you understand the idea of "completing the square," which is physically turning a two term binomial into what we call a perfect square trinomial. If you set up the xsquared tiles and xbars that are given and rearrange them in a way where you're forming a square, you're trying to determine how many unit tiles would physically "complete the square." The result will always be (b/2)squared.
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Alissa Fong
M.A. in Secondary Mathematics, Stanford University
B.S., Stanford University
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