Register to reply 
Teaching resources 
Share this thread: 
#1
May407, 08:15 PM

P: 36

Iam asked to tutor a student in highschool math (10) and was wondering where may I find a variety of questions. I thought about making questions up myself but it is more time consumeing than I initially have thought.
I don't know which forum to post this question? If another forum area is more appropriate please move this thread there. More specifically Iam looking for quesitons revolving around the quadratic formula. Also what would a teacher teach next after the quadratic formula? Thank you 


#2
May407, 08:22 PM

P: 198

my algebra 1 book lists that chapter like this:
quadratic formula absolute values square root property of equality square root of a perfect square trinomial squares discriminants then exercises involving the quadratic formula 


#3
May407, 10:10 PM

HW Helper
PF Gold
P: 2,327

I normally just look at their work. I ask them to bring their textbook and maybe an assignment so I get a feel of what they're doing and what they're expected to know.
From there, you can just make up questions that are just spin offs to other questions and tweak them as you go long to target weak spots. 


#4
May507, 07:02 AM

Emeritus
Sci Advisor
PF Gold
P: 4,980

Teaching resources
One can look no further than a text book that is recommended by the kids teacher. All the material is there for you but it just depends on how you present it and explain it to the pupil. Also rather simply I always ask my tutees what it is that they find difficult, then perhaps put them through a mock exam for homework so you can see where they struggle.



#5
May507, 07:17 AM

Admin
P: 21,871

In relationship to quadratic formula, one could do Pythagoras's theorem. The quadratic form is a special case of polynomial, so work up from there  with something like (x+a)(x+b)(x+c) . . . . and look at special cases like (x+a)(xa). Consider the binomial theorem  although is one is tutoring someone, perhaps it is best to keep it simple. What is the significance of Pascal's triangle  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pascal%27s_triangle. How about working with exponents, roots, and logarithms? Certainly the math homework forum or basic (precalc math) forum would be good places. We also have a math/sci tutorial section with some basic math resources. See also sites like  http://www.purplemath.com/modules/quadform.htm  for ideas. http://www.purplemath.com/modules/index.htm http://mathworld.wolfram.com/QuadraticEquation.html http://www.wtamu.edu/academic/anns/m...ebra/index.htm 


Register to reply 
Related Discussions  
How to go about teaching myself.  Academic Guidance  9  
Self teaching  Academic Guidance  5  
Teaching myself QM  Academic Guidance  16  
Good website on maths puzzles  Calculus & Beyond Homework  1  
Teaching vs doing  Special & General Relativity  41 