Each form of a linear equation has its purpose — pupils just have to find it. Building on the previous lesson in the series, learners examine point-slope and standard form. Using point-slope form, pupils write the equation of a line, then manipulate the equation to write it in standard form.
- Challenge your classes to find their own method of writing an equation of a line when given a point and a slope, and to derive the point-slope equation using their methods
- Use the practice problems as board work and look for misconceptions
- In a previous lesson in this series, learners wrote linear equations using slope-intercept form
- Offers examples and practice problems that span the various forms of linear equations
- Missing application problems that give the components of the equation's meaning