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Math Teacher Circles: The Story of Algebra

When we rewrite x^2+2x as (x+1)^2 - 1, we call it “completing the square”.Why? Where is the “square”? Why is the original formulation “incomplete”? (see link below) Come learn about the twisty turny story of solving polynomial equations, and the dramatic effect such problems had on mathematics, and the world.

Follow this link for a geometric exploration of the "completing the square" process.

When: 4:30-7:30 PM on 3rd December, 2019

Where: Center for Math, Science & Computer Education (Room 221 A) located on the 2nd Floor at Alexander T. Pond Science & Engineering Resource Center, 118 Frelinghuysen Rd., Piscataway, NJ 08854

Receive 2.5 PD hours. Dinner will be included.

RSVP by 1st December here