**Task Name : ***Covers Quadratics* |
**Task Level : K** (Year 10) |

**Semester : **1 |
**Topic :** Algebra Patterns |
**VC Strand : **Patterns and Algebra |

**Web Address : **http://maths.crusoecollege.vic.edu.au/paK |

**Equipment Needed : ***Covers* Algebra Game Board and tokens |

**Victorian Curriculum outcome : **Expand binomial products and factorise monic quadratic expressions using a variety of strategies |

**Task description :**Turn cards upside down beside the game board. Each player selects 5 cards. First player uses one of his cards to cover a space. (It must be covered with the correct answer.) Next player puts down a card but it must join the first card by a side or a corner. If the player cannot lay down a card the player must pick up a card instead. Play continues with players joining to a card on the board or picking up. First player to lay down all of his cards is the winner. Students record the method of factorising each quadratic they lay a token down for, for a minimum of ten tokens. |

**Assessment options : **Photographs of factorisation. |

**Teacher notes :** |

**Downloads :**simplifying quadratic expressions game |