Lesson Plan

Finding the Slope of a line

The slope is rise/ run , the rate of change.
Sanch I.
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Clara Barton High School
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Math
Objectives

Students will be able to..

Use linear equations and systems of linear equations to represent, analyze, and solve a variety of problems.

Recognize equations for proportions (y/x = m or y = mx) as special linear equations (y = mx + b), understanding that the constant of proportionality (m) is the slope, and the graphs are lines through the origin.

Understand that the slope (m) of a line is a constant rate of change, so that if the input or x-coordinate changes by an amount A, the output or y-coordinate changes by the amount m·

 

Subjects
Math
Grades 9
All Notes
Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Introduction to Slope

 Student  will start with a quick activity  ;  Define the slope of a line .

Student Instructions

 A short  response   on polleverywhere.com

 What is the meaning of the slope?

2 Direct Instruction : Watch Video Lesson on the slope of a line.

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Student Instructions

 click on the link below  and watch the  video

http://www.virtualnerd.com/pre-algebra/linear-functions-graphing/rate-of...

3 Independent Activity :

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 Students  will Summarize the  information from the video

Student Instructions

 Students  will Summarize the  information from the video

4 Group activity

 Students  will work in pairs on completing the  worksheet on the slope of the line on jmap.org   Students will  compare  their answers  and discuss   each choice  with their  peers .

Student Instructions

 Students  will work in pairs on completing the  worksheet on the slope of the line on jmap.org   Students will  compare  their answers  and discuss   each choice  with their  peers.

5 Exit Ticket

 Students will complete regents questions on  finding the slope of a line.

Student Instructions

Students will complete regents questions on  finding the slope of a line.