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Students practice calculating the slope of a line. They explain how the formula is derived and identify properties that are associated with positive, negative and undefined slopes. They complete an online activity as well.
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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
Personal Trainers: Working with Slope
Walking a line even personal athletic trainers use slope. The activity has pairs compare two graphed lines. The pupils use their comparisons to determine the rates of change for the lines, while the worksheet asks questions to determine...
8th - 10th Math CCSS: Designed
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