Students work to find the slope of a line, given either the graph of a line or 2 points on the line. They draw conclusions about slope and play the "slope game."
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There is Only One Line Passing Through a Given Point with a Given Slope
Prove that an equation in slope-intercept form names only one line. At the beginning, the teacher leads the class through a proof that there is only one line passing through a given point with a given slope using contradiction. The 19th...
8th Math CCSS: Designed
Definition of Slope - Concept
Math can be a slippery slope. A video introduces the concept of slope, provides its definition, and shows examples of positive and negative slopes. It connect the examples to skateboard ramps to help pupils remember what they look like.
5 mins 8th - 10th Math CCSS: Adaptable
What is the Slope of the Stairs in Front of the School?
Mathematicians apply the formula for line slope to determine the slope of stairs in their school. They work in small groups to take the appropriate measurements, perform the necessary calculations, and find the mean of their group slope...
8th - 11th Math CCSS: Designed
Finding the Slope of a Line from a Graph - Concept
Explain how to find the slope of a graph of a line with a video that points out how no matter what two points are used on a graph of a line, the slope is the same. A few examples reiterate how to find the slope of vertical and horizontal...
1 min 8th - 10th 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