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2-2 Slope Intercept form

July 25, 2010

A topic that I think is important is the Slope Intercept form of a line. After searching far and wide on the net I found a few things that will help students to understand and use the Slope Intercept form.  Here they are…

Definition
A number which is used to indicate the steepness of a line, as well as indicating whether the line is tilted uphill or downhill. Slope is indicated by the letter m.
http://www.mathwords.com/s/slope_of_a_line.htm

Game
A game that requires one to figure out the equation of the line that the cockroaches are walking along so they can be killed.
http://hotmath.com/hotmath_help/games/kp/kp_hotmath_sound.swf

Here is a piece of music that will help students remember the slope intercept form of a line-   (the first minute is a little slow but it picks up after that)

Last but not least, here is a lesson plan that integrates technology.

http://www.umd.umich.edu/mitten/…/slopeintercept_form_lesson_plan.pdf

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One comment

  1. Peter,
    I certainly would not forget what y equals. The jingle is great. We certainly have to be creative in reaching our children today.



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