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This article is about the TV series. For the mathematical function, see Quadratic function.
Genre Instructional
Written by Robert G. Dexter
Directed by David Chamberlain
Narrated by Suzanne Grew Ellis
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 6
Producer(s) David Chamberlain
Running time 10 minutes
Original network TVOntario
Original release 1993

Quadratics is a six-part Canadian instructional television series produced by TVOntario in 1993. The miniseries is part of the Concepts in Mathematics series. The program uses computer animation to demonstrate quadratic equations and their corresponding functions in the Cartesian coordinate system.[1]


Each program involves two robots, Edie and Charon, who work on an assembly line in a high-tech factory. The robots discuss their desire to learn about quadratic equations, and they are subsequently provided with lessons that further their education.[2]


# Title Production code
1 "Zeroes and Roots" BPN 356101
2 "Factoring Quadratics" BPN 356102
3 "Completing the Square" BPN 356103
4 "The Quadratic Formula" BPN 356104
5 "Complex Roots" BPN 356105
6 "Applications of Quadratics" BPN 356106


  1. ^ "Curriculum Resource Bank - Catalog" (pdf). Ontario Educational Communications Authority. 2004. Retrieved 2009-07-07. 
  2. ^ Quadratics - Teacher's Guide (pdf). Ontario Educational Communications Authority. 1993. Retrieved 2009-07-07. 

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