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Students explore the physical aspect of a slope. In this algebra lesson, students graph a slope and write an equation for a slope. They identify slopes of zero, negative lines and positive lines.
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Proving Slope Criteria for Parallel & Perpendicular Lines
This lesson launches with learners graphing the fourth vertex of a given rectangle, and finding the length and slope of one of its sides; and ends with learners writing a summary sheet for parallel and perpendicular lines. In between,...
7th - 11th Math CCSS: Designed
Stitching Quilts into Coordinate Geometry
Who knew quilting would be so mathematical? Introduce linear equations and graphing while working with the lines of pre-designed quilts. Use the parts of the design to calculate the slope of the linear segments. The project comes with...
8th - 11th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Finding Slope of a Line from Graphs, Tables, and Ordered Pairs
Middle schoolers explore the concept of slope in numerous ways and start to look at simple linear equations. They describe the slope in a variety of ways such as the steepness of a line, developing a ratio, using graphs, using similar...
7th - 9th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Graphing Equations on the Cartesian Plane: Slope
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...
7th - 9th Math CCSS: Designed