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University of Wisconsin

Measuring Slope for Rain Gardens

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
The slope of the land is an important feature when considering the erosion that will occur. In this resource, which is part of a rain garden unit, learners calculate the slope of the proposed garden site. Even if you are not planning a...
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Curated OER

Analyzing Equations Through Slope and Y-int

For Teachers 8th - 11th
With problems applying to modern-day topics like Netflix and McDonald's, math whizzes analyze graphs and investigate the slopes. For this algebra worksheet, learners identify the slope and y-intercept of the given equations. They graph...
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Curated OER

Scatter-Brained

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders graph ordered pairs on a coordinate plane. They create a scatterplot. Additionally, they determine the line of best fit and investigate the slope of the line. Multiple resources are provided. An excellent resource!
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Illustrative Mathematics

Peaches and Plums

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
According to the resource graph, which costs more: peaches or plums? Algebra learners compare two proportional relationships and then throw in a banana. Leaving out the scale helps students become intuitive about graphing. 
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Illustrative Mathematics

Find the Change

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
This exercise is an opportunity for algebra learners to understand the connection between the slope of a line and points found on the line. Use similar triangles to explain why slope m is the same between any two points. Discuss with the...
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Illustrative Mathematics

DVD Profits, Variation 1

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
The idea in the resource is to understand the connections between proportional relationships, lines, and linear equations. To stay within the context of the standard, skip the part of the resource that solves with unit rates. Instead,...
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Illustrative Mathematics

Proportional Relationships, Lines, and Linear Equations

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
The resource is a good introduction to what makes a proportional relationship between two lines. Discuss the similarities of both lines and the possibility of intersection. Use this opportunity to list other acceptable forms of each...
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Illustrative Mathematics

Comparing Speeds in Graphs and Equations

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Compare two different proportional relationships on a graph. It is up to your mathematicians to determine which of two moving objects have greater speed. A good example of a Common Core multiple choice question. 
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Illustrative Mathematics

Coffee by the Pound

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
This is a great exercise in graphing proportional quantities to interpret the unit rate as the slope of a graph. It is not easy for learners to understand what a unit rate is. When it is presented as the slope of a linear line graph,...
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Curated OER

Exercise Set 2.4: Equations of Lines

For Students 9th - 12th
In this linear equations learning exercise, students solve 36 linear equations. Students write equations of lines in slope intercept form given a graph, standard form, two points, and slope and a point.
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Curated OER

Graphing Lines by Graphing Two Points

For Students 7th - 10th
Use a graphing lines worksheet to have your mathematicians graph the line of a given equation and plot specified points. The first 10 problems have a given equation, and two values. The next 10 problems have a given equation, but your...
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Curated OER

Graphing Lines That Don't "Fit"

For Teachers 7th - 9th
How can you graph lines that don't seem to fit on the given graph? What makes a line straight? What does the rate of change mean when graphing a line? How do you know if a slope is positive or negative? How do you know if the graph of a...
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Curated OER

A Contouring We Go

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the built environment and infrastructures of their community by constructing contour equipment, using the equipment, and comparing their results to current topographical maps of the same area
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Curated OER

Hybrid Vehicles: Cut Pollution and Save Money

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Math and science meet in this activity on hybrid electric automobiles. This 24-page resource provides everything you need for teaching a activity that compares the use of internal combustion engines to hybrid electric engines....
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Curated OER

Slope, Vectors, and Wind Pressure

For Teachers 9th - 11th
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...
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Curated OER

Stars and Slopes

For Teachers 10th - 12th
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....
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Curated OER

Worksheet 7: Slope and Tangents

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Providing both review and practice problems, this worksheet prompts students to answer five questions having to do with slope, tangents lines, graphing, the Squeeze Theorem, differentiable functions and derivatives. This activity could...
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Curated OER

The Barbie Bungee Drop

For Teachers 7th - 10th
What do math, bungee jumping, and Barbie® have in common? Young adventure seekers use rubber bands as bungee cords to predict a thrilling, but safe, jump for their doll. First, test jumps are conducted with a few rubber bands. Then more...
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Curated OER

Barbie Bungee

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Middle and high schoolers collect and analyze their data. In this statistics lesson plan, pupils analyze graphs for linear regression as they discuss the relationship of the function to the number of rubber bands and the distance of the...
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Curated OER

Review Linear Equations

For Students 8th - 9th
Explore algebra I/algebra II with this series of worksheets. Pupils write linear equations in slope-intercept and standard form, graph linear equations, and apply linear equations to real world applications. The six-page worksheet...
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Texas Instruments

Finding Linear Models Part III

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
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.
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Curated OER

Math: Real Time and Live

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Get an interdisciplinary edge. Scholars study air contamination and slope. They record the time it takes for air fresheners to reach them at variable distances. They document their times, classify them by distance, and draw a scatter...
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Curated OER

Linear Regression and Correlation

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Learners explore scatter plots. In this linear regression lesson, groups of pupils graph scatter plots and then find the line of best fit. They identify outliers and explain the correlation. Each group summarizes and shares their...
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Curated OER

Piecewise Linear Functions: Extending Stories to Graphs

For Students 8th - 10th
Using this resource, scholars develop graphs that model situations by showing change over time. They answer 15 questions based on information from charts that show growth in weight. They extend the concepts to an assessment section of...