Finding the Slope of a Line

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Don't make a mountain out of finding slope. Learners find out how to determine the slope of a line graphed on the coordinate plane. Given a point and the slope of a line, pupils graph the line. Using the definition of slope, they then learn the slope formula and apply it to find the slope between two points.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Lead a discussion on whether it matters which coordinate is the first and which is the second
  • Brainstorm where class members have come across slope in the real world
Classroom Considerations

  • Individuals should be able to graph a line from a table of values

  • Presentation contains notes for the teacher
  • Provides information on when to break if completing the lesson over two class periods

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