Graphs of Linear Functions

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What does a slope of 2/3 mean? Develop an understanding of the key features of a linear function. Pupils graph the linear functions and explain the meaning of the slope and intercepts of the graphs. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Ask pupils to record examples in a graphic organizer for future reference
  • Differentiate by varying the amount of information taught, and allow individuals to explore the examples before showing the answers
Classroom Considerations

  • Assumes proficiency with linear relationships and equations
  • The lesson is a continuation in a series of five
Pros

  • Uses context throughout the lesson to give meaning to the key features of the graphs
  • Provides a problem set of questions modeled from those in the lesson
Cons

  • The lesson is a little dry
Common Core