Reflection: Student Grouping Analyzing Linear Functions - Section 3: Small Group Differentiated Activities

 

The small group differentiated activities at the end of this lesson are very important to ensure that all students have a solid understanding of how to graph equations before moving on with the unit. Students who are still struggling benefit a lot from the small group practice with the teacher. Some students have trouble watching graphing examples on the board and then applying that to their own papers, they may need the teacher to help them work through examples right on their papers. The Abstract Art activity is a wonderful activity for students who are proficient at graphing.  It allows them to see the relationships between different equations.  Creating their own equations gives them the opportunity to play with any patterns that they notice, like what a positive or negative slope will do to an equation. It’s always fun to see what they come up with and how they choose to color their art.

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Analyzing Linear Functions

Unit 5: Graphing Linear Functions
Lesson 1 of 7

Objective: SWBAT understand the relationship between the equation of a linear function and the points that lie on a line.

Big Idea: Students analyze different components of slope-intercept form and use their observations to prove statements about lines and points.

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