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- Kimberly K.
- Bourbonnais, IL
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Pupils explore the concept of linear relationships. They discuss real-world examples of independent and dependent relationships. In addition, they use tables, graphs, and equations to represent linear relationships. They also use ordered pairs to describe relationships between two variables.
Graphing ordered pairs and identifying the pairs when they are graphed without the numbers is the challenging yet manageable task outlined here. The kids use personal whiteboards to answer questions the teacher poses as they explore the graphing concept. This lesson includes a suggestion for evaluation.
Interpreting and analyzing the information found in newspapers, magazines, and graphical displays can be a great way to understand statistical data. Learners interpret statistical information, describe in words what a graph means, and also read the data contained in the graph. They read various types of graphs and interpret the data.
Students explore functions by creating a table of values. After discussing functions, patterns and quantitative relationships, individually, students complete function tables of given equations. They graph the coordinates of the resulting ordered pairs, determine the domain and range for the graphs. Students graph the equations on graph paper and with a graphing calculator.
Graph ordered pairs on a coordinate grid and find areas of rectangles and triangles. They review how to graph ordered pairs on a four quadrant coordinate grid. Then find the distance between two points in square units. They will also complete two worksheets in which triangles and rectangles are formed on the coordinate plane and their areas calculated.