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8th Grade - Slope


Identify x- and y-intercepts and slope of linear equations from an equation, graph or table. 0806.3.6

Links verified on 1/29/2010

  1. A PowerPoint show related to this standardFind Slope and y-Intercept - [15 slides] designed as a bellwork assignment, this show gives practice at reading slope and intercept from graphs
  2. How to Use the Slope Intercept Form (in Algebra) - explanation from Wiki How-to
  3. A PowerPoint show related to this standardLinear Equation in Two Variables - a 27 slide show with good examples and explanation
  4. Learning about Rate of Change in Linear Functions Using Interactive Graphs - lesson plan from NCTM A lesson plan can be found at this site
  5. This is an internet4classrooms step-by-step tutorialMake a Scatter Plot with Excel - this step-by-step lesson makes a linear graph from a set of x- and y- values, inserts a trend line and labels the linear equation used
  6. The Meaning of Slope and y-Intercept in the Context of Word Problems - explanation and three examples from Purple Math
  7. A PowerPoint show related to this standardPractice Converting Linear Equations into Slope-Intercept Form - [11 slides] this show provides several opportunities for student practice - Expanded version of this show [25 slides]
  8. Rate of Change: Connecting Slope to Real Life - a lesson on using slope to find the rate of change accompanied by graphs and explanations
  9. Rate of Change Practice Problems - nine practice problems (including a graph to interpret) followed by an answer key
  10. Save Our Dumb Planet - [a linear equation game] Deduce correct flight path equations and then plot co-ordinates accurately to ensure your missiles hit their targets and destroy the rogue meteors heading on a collision course with Earth! This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  11. Using the X and Y Intercept to Graph Linear Equations - This follow up to the lesson on rate of change deals with linear equations written in standard form rather than slope intercept form
  12. Slope Intercept Form - a way to express the equation of a line - interactive practice followed by practice problems This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  13. A PowerPoint show related to this standardSlope-Intercept Form - [12 slides] this show uses animation very effectively, provides examples and the chance for student response and invludes a great real-world application of slope-intercept
  14. A PowerPoint show related to this standardSlope Intercept Jeopardy - this show is in Jeopardy format; with five categories each with five questions - good for a while class review
  15. Writing Equation of a Line - [short opening promo included] video lesson from A video is available through this link
  16. A PowerPoint show related to this standardWriting the Equation of a Line - a 15 slide show with practice problems



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