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HippoCampus: Graphing Equations in Slope Intercept Form

Example Web Site and/or Technical Equipment Required

Website: http://www.hippocampus.org

Website Example: http://www.montereyinstitute.org/courses/Algebra1/U04L1T3_RESOURCE/index.html

Tech Product Equipment

Computer(s), Internet access, optional projector for classroom presentation, speakers and/or headphones

Activity Description

In this activity, students learn to find the slope intercept form of a linear equation and define its parts. Students also learn to graph a line using the slope intercept formula and derive the equation of a line from its graph. Students view a video presentation and worked examples, practice their skills, and then check for understanding.

Preparation

  1. Check that the site is not blocked by your school.
  2. Review the online activity using the Example Web Site link (above).
  3. Pay close attention to the Warm Up activity and be sure your students are ready to begin this lesson.
  4. Teach any needed concepts to prepare your students for this lesson.
  5. Prepare a homework assignment with additional practice problems.

How-To

  1. Present your lesson on Graphing Equations in Slope Intercept Form or have students view the presentation online.
  2. Direct students to the Worked Examples and Practice area. Walk around the room to assist students who may need additional instruction.
  3. Place a link to the lesson on your class Web site or wiki. Encourage students to review the lesson at home, if needed.
  4. Assign your worksheet for homework.
  5. Review homework on another day and identify gaps in understanding.
  6. Use the Review as a final check for understanding before moving on to another lesson.

Teacher Tips

  • Students can access the topic text in English and Spanish by selecting Topic Text in the upper right-hand corner. There are also Topic Terms and a Glossary available.
  • To find this activity on your own from the main HippoCampus page, select the Launch a COURSE tab, select Algebra I- An Open Course, Semester 1 (2011), then Click to Launch the course. A new browser window will open with a Table of Contents for the entire course. Select a topic to study or use the entire course for a student who needs it.

More Ways

  1. Review: Display the questions using a projector and organize a class game. Have students work in small groups and have each group take turns answering the questions.
  2. There are many other topics in this Algebra 1 course from the Monterey Institute. Use other lessons to reinforce classroom instruction on other Algebra topics..

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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN200091-A2 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.