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Point-slope Form Teacher Resources
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This activity helps young mathematicians connect the graph and the point-slope form of a line, by first solving a real-world problem and then using that example to motivate the understanding of the equation. By manipulating the gizmo, through the subscriber site, ExploreLearning.com, one discovers how changes in points change the graph of the line and the equation and then how this equation varies from the already familiar slope-intercept equation.
Bridging the knowledge gap between slope-intercept form and point-slope form, Sal explains that the forms are "just two different ways of writing the same equation." This piece of information will be useful to those who have a difficult time deciphering the different types of equations in algebra.
Can your class write linear equations three different ways? Here is a study guide that includes slope-intercept, standard, and point-slope forms. Learners are given the slope and a point on the line, or two points and are asked to write linear equations in all three forms. Horizontal and vertical lines are also included.
In this standard and point-slope forms worksheet, students solve and complete 17 different types of problems. First, they write each equation in standard form. Then, students write each equation in point-slope form for the line that has the given slope and contains the given point.
Use this instructional activity to write equations in both point-slope form and slope-intercept form. Start by writing equations given one point and the slope and finish by writing equations given two points and a few real-world applications. The instructional activity would benefit from some added notes on slope-intercept form, but is a great resource to help students write linear equations.
In this Algebra I/Algebra II/Geometry worksheet, learners examine the slopes of parallel and perpendicular lines and the relationship to the equation of the line. The four page worksheet contains explanation of topic, worked examples, and four practice exercises. Answers to practice exercises are not provided.
In this linear equations worksheet, 9th graders solve and complete 12 different problems that include writing the equations in point-slope and standard forms. First, they write the standard form of an equation that passes through the given point and has the given slope. Then, students write the point-slope form of an equation of a line that passes through each pair of points.
Students solve systems of equation through graphing. In this algebra lesson, students solve linear equations and analyze the result to figure out if there is one solution, no solution or infinitely many solutions. They graph their lines in a coordinate plane and on a calculator.