Define and determine slope when given points (Part 1)
Lesson 4 of 20
Objective: SWBAT determine the slope of linear functions from graphs.
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 here.
In this case, the warm-up gives the chance for kids to determine whether the given point is a solution to the problem.
In addition, question #2 - How many solutions does any linear function have? - spirals the idea that any linear function has an infinite number of solutions that will make the function true. I make sure to use that language over and over so kids internalize it.
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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 - 4 HW43 Define and determine slope when given a graph