The discriminant is a key concept in quadratic equations used to determine the nature of the roots. Represented by the symbol \(\Delta\) (the uppercase Greek letter Delta), it is calculated using the coefficients of the quadratic function. The discriminant provides insight into the type of solutions a quadratic equation has. The formula for the discriminant is:

\(\Delta = b^2 - 4ac\)

, or

\(D = b^2 - 4ac \)

In these worksheets, students will calculate the value of the discriminant using this formula.