Alissa Fong

MA, Stanford University
Teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area

Alissa is currently a teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area and Brightstorm users love her clear, concise explanations of tough concepts

Thank you for watching the video.

To unlock all 5,300 videos, start your free trial.

Completing the Square - Problem 8

Alissa Fong
Alissa Fong

MA, Stanford University
Teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area

Alissa is currently a teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area and Brightstorm users love her clear, concise explanations of tough concepts

Share

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 x-squared tiles and x-bars that are given and re-arrange 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.

Transcript Coming Soon!

© 2016 Brightstorm, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Terms · Privacy