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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. This lesson has an amazing collections of great ideas when it comes to exploring slope.
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. The slope equation or rise over run is developed from these relationships.
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). This is a good introduction to the topic.
More of a math lesson than physics or space science, high schoolers take a set of data and plot it on a log-log coordinate system. The write-up for day two was never completed, but day one, "Stars and Slopes," is complex and cohesive. Use it in your calculus or physics curriculum.
Middle and high schoolers explore the concept of slope. For this slope lesson, learners graph lines using a life-size graph. They use chalk on a blacktop to create a coordinate plane and use each other as the tick marks on the grid. Pupils change the slope in relation to steepness and direction.
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. They discuss the reasons why the slope calculations may be different.
Present this practice problem to assist your class in determining how to write an equation of a line that is parallel to the given equation and travels through the provided point. Young mathematicians will need to have an existing understanding of slope intercept and algebraic graphing to maximize this video's benefit.
With problems applying to modern-day topics like Netflix and McDonald's, math whizzes analyze graphs and investigate the slopes. In this algebra worksheet, learners identify the slope and y-intercept of the given equations. They graph lines using the slope-intercept form, y=mx+b.
This activity takes you from the basics of equations of lines (slope and intercepts) to scatter plots and lines of best fit. Interpret the slope using the context of the problem and use the regression line to extrapolate values. Included in the detailed lesson plans are a warm-up activity and a link for pre-lesson review on slopes of lines. Unfortunately, the link to the end of lesson PowerPoint evaluation does not work.
A hands-on lesson using the TI-CBR Motion Detector to provide information to graph and analyze. The class uses this information to calculate the slope of motion graphs and differentiate scalar and vector quantities. There is a real-world activity of a Roof Manufacturer's Test in regards to the pitch of roofs, as well as several other real-world scenarios.
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.
Here is an introduction to solving simultaneous linear equations. Start by drawing a line through two points. Create a second line which goes through the intersecting point. Background knowledge of how to find the equation of a line and its slope is needed. The resource is good for dividing class into groups. Scholars will need graph paper and a ruler.