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.

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Nice work, Beth. I copied this into my list of potential games for the upcoming graphing unit. I appreciate your efforts.

Hope it works well for you! Thanks for stopping by!

I posted 2 other introductory slope activities in my “box” account. Both activities involve plotting a graph and determining the various rates of change.

Where is the “box” account? Thank you for all of your work!

It’s the Flash Widget at the bottom of the page on the website.

This post reminded me of an outdoor activity I watched unfold once where students were given 100-feet measuring tapes and had to find the “slope” between different-colored Frisbees. The Frisbees were placed on a softball field using the foul lines as the axes, and the students had to find the “coordinates” of the different Frisbees so that they could find the slope between them. I believe the teacher had printed out basic black-and-white pictures of a softball diamond for the students to use to mark where the Frisbees were.

WOW! Sounds like a great idea … I have a bit of a rowdy bunch … afraid we would have a bit of pandemonium.