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Investigating Linear Equations

Comparing lines to determine the effects of parameters. The activity instructs pupils to use a graphing calculator to graph groups of linear equations before comparing them. When graphing the linear equations, pupils determine the effects slope and y-intercepts have on a line.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use as an introduction to linear equations
Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils should be familiar with graphing on a graphing calculator
  • Learners can use any type of graphing calculator
Pros

  • Pupils graph using technology and by hand, learning both essential skills
  • Includes questions to ask the class as they are working through the activity
Cons

  • None
Included Materials

  • The Picture Tells the Linear Story