###### 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!