We are just beginning our unit on Linear Functions. The emphasis is on finding and interpreting slope and intercepts in various representations – like graphs, tables, and with points. We will alternate our work between “naked” graphs/tables/points and problem situations in which students have to make sense of the context.
To get us started this week we will learn the basics about graphing a line, learn how to find slope and discuss the x- and y-intercepts. We will just have one class period, and I want students to have plenty of practice. So I created a simple game … Slope/Intercept Game. It’s not complicated … just simple basic practice that should go fairly quickly.
I have a couple of other activities to post later that I am using in my introduction to emphasize that slope is not just about a hill … but that it is about rate of change.