#### Roots and Turning Points

A series of lessons (2-3) on finding the roots and turning points equations. It recaps the skills required such as solving, factorising and completing the square on a quadratic and then develops these skills to find roots and turning points of an equation. There are plenty of reasoning tasks suitable for the new curriculum and this stretches the more able to understand the properties of graphs. There are also algebraic questions and links it to sketching graphs.All tasks are differentiated to 3 or 4 levels to allow the skill to be practiced and then to stretch and challenge the more able. All tasks have either worked solutions or typed solutions so that the pupils can self mark. This has been used with top set year 11, all pupils engaged and made good progress.