Determine if a given point is a solution to a linear function

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SWBAT define and graph linear functions

Big Idea

Is the kid "on the line" or not? :) Get kids to figure out whether a given point is a solution to a linear function by defining what a solution is -- namely, an ordered pair that makes the function true.


10 minutes

Each day, students complete a Warmup that usually consists of spiraling the previous day's material, in addition to older material.  Warm-up problems also sometimes extend lessons that students have encountered before to more unfamiliar contexts.

For a video narrative about how I structure each lesson, and how the warm-up fits in, click Warm UP.

In this case, the warm-up gives the chance for kids to practice graphing from the previous day, while isolating y first.

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The homework file is a resource that generally includes 5-7 problems that consist of problems related to this lesson, as well as spiraled review.  I also give the kids the answers to the problems. 

Tonight's Homework: 4 - 3 HW42 Determine if a point is a solution to a linear function