Write slope-intercept equations given point and slope

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SWBAT determine the slope-intercept equation from a point and the slope.

Big Idea

You know the slope, and you have a point... can you figure out the y-intercept?


10 minutes

Each day, students complete a warm-up 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 .

I decided to spiral things from the unit on functions (Unit 3) because I felt that kids had not seen it in a while, and it would be helpful to review.  Some students had a mix-up between inputs and outputs - for example, thinking that if a relation had all of the same outputs, it was not a function.  It is a concept that is worth reviewing several times throughout the year.


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The homework file is a resource that generally includes 5-7 problems, some of which are related to the day's lesson, as well as spiraled review of previous lessons.  I also give the kids the answers to all the problems. 

Sometimes, the HW file is a take-home assessment.