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Investigating Linear Equations

The following worksheets can be used individually or as a series. Each worksheet is hyperlinked to the following worksheet.
This lesson plan was created to accompany the series of worksheets Lesson Plan (doc) Zip.gif Download L├Žder clutchForeclosed homes in San Diego CA These worksheets were created by Athena Matherly

Slope and y-intercept

Created by Stefan Camilleri

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I have used the following as an introduction to the concepts of slope and y-intercept, presenting it to the class with a projector. Initially I planned to use it with an investigation-style worksheet and allow students to use the demo in the computer lab individually.

Introduction to Linear Equations

Created by Stefan Camilleri

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My aim with this demo was an introduction to plotting lines. I wanted students to quickly see how changes in slope and y-intercept affect the table of points (and therefore the graph). There is a lot of information to process so I have included check-boxes to hide certain parts. I begin with both check-boxes unchecked.

  1. I show how varying the slope and y-intercept determines the equation.
  2. Once we have the equation we look at how the table of values is calculated.
  3. Clicking the Points check-box shows these points plotted.
  4. Clicking the Line check-box shows that these points form a line.

Investigating Slope and Linear Equations by LFS

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Ggb-lines2.jpg User generates line and then finds slope and y-intercept and then types in and checks answer.

  • Menu to online links to all 5 activities
    • A1: Generate a line - you find whole number slope
    • A2: Generate a line - you find the slope
    • A3: You draw 2 points on grid and find the slope
    • A4: You draw y- and x- intercepts and find equation
    • A5: You draw 2 points on grid and find equation

Download of menu and all 5 activities: School versionZip.gif Completely offlineZip.gif

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For more activities by Dr. Linda Fahlberg-Stojanovska visit Algebra with GeoGebra

 

Exploring Line Forms

Special Lines

GeoGebra-Files Linear Equations

Ggb.gif Slopes of Perpendicular Lines - An example showing that the slopes of perpendicular lines are negative reciprocals.


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