Slope and Rate of Change Teacher Resources
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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
It's shark week! In this problem, young mathematically minded marine biologists need to study the fish population by analyzing data over time. The emphasis is on understanding the average rate of change of the population and drawing conclusions about the behavior of the function.
8th - 11th Math 23 Views 43 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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
Middle schoolers and algebra learners determine if a slope is positive or negative in this math lesson. They express slope as a fraction, and use slope triangles to determine the slope on a worksheet. Also, they discuss differences between lines with positive or negative slope.
8th - 10th Math 21 Views 95 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Interpret the Rate of Change/Slope and Intercepts within the Context of Everyday Life
This video demonstrates everything about slope as it goes through a variety of examples depicting rate of change in more than just linear graphs. Show your learners that slope can be found in the world around them, such as in race times and their monthly cell phone bill.
9 mins 7th - 10th Math 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Creating Linear Models for Data 4
With this resource, high schoolers solve 17 types of problems related to the transformation of linear functions. First, they define parent function and determine how other linear functions compare to the parent function. Then, pupils explain how rate of change affects the graph of a line and how positive and negative values for slope affect the graph of a line.
8th - 10th Math 11 Views 134 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Interpret The Rate of Change /Slope in the Context of Everyday Life
Find slope all around us and calculate the rate of change during this video that uses real-life situations. Your learners will start by creating a table to see how each change creates the pieces of slope. Plug that slope into your equation with the y-intercept and see if your mathematicians can translate it onto a graph.
8 mins 7th - 10th Math 3 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Interpret the Rate of Change (Slope) within the Context of Everyday Life
With math all around us, your learners will see they can create an equation to model different situations. From fundraising to a cell phone plan, your mathematicians can find the starting point b, plug in the rate of change m, and create a slope-intercept equation they can use to depict their event.
5 mins 7th - 10th Math 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Designed
What is Rate of Change?
The rate of change is defined as how one quantity changes in relationship to another quantity. The instructor diagrams a graph and demonstrates how to use a formula to calculate the rate of change. It might take two viewings to catch all the nuances that the instructor goes through.
6 mins 8th - 11th Math 9 Views 6 Downloads
Building Understanding of Rate of Change/Slopes Using Alice
Students explore slope as a rate of change. In this eighth grade mathematics activity, students investigate real-world problems to determine rate of change and transform it into a linear representation, thus determining slope. Students also create their own problems with technology.
8th - 10th Math 3 Views 96 Downloads
Finding Linear Models Part III
Explore linear functions! In this Algebra I lesson, mathematicians graph data in a scatter plot and use a graphing calculator to find a linear regression and/or a median-median line. They use the model to make predictions.
9th - 12th Math 8 Views 22 Downloads CCSS: Designed
A Day at the Beach
Help learners determine the rate of change for the temperature of sand. They will collect data on the temperature of wet and dry sand over time with a heat lamp overhead. Then make a scatter plot of the data and find a linear model to fit the data.
6th - 8th Math 5 Views 79 Downloads
Investigating School Safety and Slope
Learners investigate the slope of various stairways through a "news report" approach and employ mathematical knowledge of applied slope to report on wheelchair accessibility and adherence to Americans with Disabilities Act. They demonstrate their understanding through a video demonstration.
8th - 11th Math 17 Views 45 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Linear Equations and Their Graphs: Rate of Change
Teach your learners how to solve word problems involving linear equations. Young scholars determine break even points for scenarios involving cost and profit. Students discuss slope and y-intercepts of their graphs in relation to the word problem.
9th - 12th Math 3 Views 36 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Interpret The Rate of Change Within the Context of Everyday Life
Rate of change isn't found only in a classroom but in everything that fluctuates. Show your learners they can find the rate of change in real-world situations with examples using time and temperature. The video starts by reviewing how to set up the rate of change by using the slope formula.
4 mins 7th - 10th Math 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Designed