Quadratics

Overview

The world of science is about collecting data and understanding the patterns in the numbers we see. So let’s begin our course with this core practice of science: understanding patterns in sequences of numbers! Although not a part of the standard curriculum, this work motivates our work on quadratics (and beyond). It also motivated the great Galileo in his study of projectile motion, often considered the prime appearance of quadratics in nature. This part 1 of the course reveals and explains all.

Part 2 explores the symmetry of squares making the algebra of quadratics ridiculously natural and easy. And part 3 shows the extreme advantage of having symmetry at hand when graphing. All you need is common sense and all is obvious! (You’ll go whoa!)

We then finish all the standard content (and more) with continued absolute ease.

 

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