**Aim: **How do we solve quadratic equations?

**Course: **Algebra I

**Activity: **Students work in groups of four. Each student solves a quadratic equation using a different method (factoring, completing the square, using the quadratic formula, and graphing). Students determine which method works best for each equation and justify their conclusion.

**Task Rating ***(see the equity task rubric for details)***: **

**Rigor:**2**Diversity:**2 (students analyze different approaches to solving a problem and research Persian mathematician al-Khwarizmi’s work in completing the square)**Identity:**1**Justice:**0