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Finding Slope of a Line from Graphs, Tables, and Ordered Pairs
Middle schoolers explore the concept of slope in numerous ways and start to look at simple linear equations. They describe the slope in a variety of ways such as the steepness of a line, developing a ratio, using graphs, using similar triangles, and through ordered pairs.
7th - 9th Math 58 Views 399 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Mathematics Within: Slope and Triangles
Learners discover a method for determining the slope of a line by creating and comparing similar triangles. They fold coordinate grids to make three similar triangles then measure the sides to compare the relationships between the triangles.
8th - 10th Math 30 Views 94 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Slope and Rate of Change
Introducing slope as "a way of measuring the inclination of a line," Sal endeavors to provide a working knowledge of slope problems and problem solving. The video is framed as a review, but could be a good way to fill any holes in mathematical knowledge.
14 mins 7th - 11th Math 13 Views 5 Downloads
Slope of a Line 2
Here is the second video in a three-part series on determining the slope of a line. This presentation focuses on defining mathematical terminology and the step-by-step process needed to find the slope the goes through the ordered pairs (4, 2) and (-3, 16).
7 mins 9th - 11th Math 5 Views 22 Downloads
Proving Slope Criteria for Parallel & Perpendicular Lines
This lesson launches with learners graphing the fourth vertex of a given rectangle, and finding the length and slope of one of its sides; and ends with learners writing a summary sheet for parallel and perpendicular lines. In between, collaborative groups rotate through four stations containing investigations using patty paper, graph paper, similar right triangles, distance formula, calculators, and geometers’ sketch pad.
7th - 11th Math 15 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Designed
How Do You Find the Slope of a Line from a Graph?
Given a line on a graph, what's the slope of this line? First, identify two points on the given line. Then, use a formula to find the change in y and then the change in x. This will be represented by rise over run. Watch this video to see how to solve this problem.
3 mins 6th - 9th Math 3 Views 1 Download
What is the Slope of the Stairs in Front of the School?
Mathematicians apply the formula for line slope to determine the slope of stairs in their school. They work in small groups to take the appropriate measurements, perform the necessary calculations, and find the mean of their group slope calculations.
8th - 11th Math 14 Views 104 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Equal Differences Over Equal Intervals 2
Your algebra learners explore linear functions concretely using tables of values in a collaborative task. The idea that linear function values change by equal differences over equal intervals, is emphasized. The slope and y-intercept become evident in the patterns developed in the tables and in the equations.
9th - 12th Math 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Designed
Equations of Parallel And Perpendicular Lines
Drawing a "parallel" to his previous algebra videos, Sal first discusses the main topic of the video - parallel and perpendicular lines - and then works through various equations in the second half of the presentation. Those who have a hard time translating graphs to equations, and vice versa, will enjoy the simplicity and easy instruction in this lesson.
9 mins 7th - 11th Math 3 Views 14 Downloads
Algebra: Slope and Y-Intercept Intuition
Here is an introductory lesson to get a sense of the slope of a line, whether positive or negative, and the meaning of the y-intercept. Several examples of changes in slope are shown on a graph and the instructor relates it to how the equation changes to get that line.
9 mins 6th - 9th Math 20 Views 15 Downloads
Linear Equations in Point Slope Form
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.
10 mins 7th - 11th Math 7 Views 17 Downloads
Linear Equations in Slope Intercept Form
Several examples of equations in slope-intercept form are the focus of this video. Instructors who are reviewing slopes and functions with their math classes, or who are introducing the concept for the first time, will appreciate Sal's patient instruction and thorough explanations.
15 mins 8th - 11th Math 6 Views 28 Downloads
Parallel Lines 3
Starting with three linear equations, how can you tell which lines are parallel? The first equation is rewritten in slope-intercept form. The second equation represents a horizontal line, so it is already in slope-intercept form. The third equation is rewritten in slope-intercept form to verify that the slope was easily determined from the original form.
3 mins 7th - 9th Math 3 Views 0 Downloads
Point-Slope and Standard Form
Given two points on a line, this video shows how to write the linear equation in point-slope form, slope-intercept form, and standard form. First, Sal reviews each of these forms, then calculates the slope, writes the equation in point-slope form, and finally converts the equation into the other two forms.
8 mins 7th - 9th Math 3 Views 0 Downloads
Here is fairly basic video that takes three equations, each written in slope-intercept form, with the goal of determining whether the lines are parallel. Sal graphs each of the equations on the same coordinate plane to show how their slopes compare.
4 mins 7th - 9th Math 5 Views 4 Downloads
Equation of a tangent line
Using a specific example, Sal shows how to find the equation of a tangent line to a given function at a specific point. Specifically, he solves the problem of finding the tangent line to the function f(x) = xex at x = 1. This problem provides a review of the product rule, slope-intercept form of a line, and steps for finding the equation of a line.
8 mins 11th - Higher Ed Math 3 Views 0 Downloads