# Graphing Equations on the Cartesian Plane: Slope

##### This Graphing Equations on the Cartesian Plane: Slope lesson plan also includes:

Slopes are not just for skiing. Instructors introduce class members to the concept of slope and teach them how to calculate the slope from a graph or from points. The lesson also includes the discussion of slopes of parallel and perpendicular lines.

CCSS: Designed

##### Instructional Ideas

• Provide the class several opportunities for guided practice
• If this is the first exposure to slope for the class, consider delaying the discussion of parallel and perpendicular lines until they can calculate slope proficiently
##### Classroom Considerations

• The class should be able to graph points on the coordinate plane in all four quadrants
• The fourth part in a nine-part series
##### Pros

• The homework has an answer key
• The closure has the pupils consider how the concept will aid in the challenge for the unit
##### Cons

• The graphs on the homework are screen captures of calculator graphs and may be difficult to read