Linear Equations: Ski Slope

Learn about the numeric representation of the slope of a line, including using rise and run to graph lines with a given slope.

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Explore slopes of lines and see how slope is represented on the x-y axes. Graph a line with a given slope, use rise over run on the graph grid and determine slope when given the graph of a line. Ski Slope is the first of seven activities for teaching and learning linear equations in algebra: Ski Slope; y=mx+b; Points, Intercepts, and Slopes, Oh My!; Linear Word Problems; Solving Systems of Equations by Graphing; Systems of Equations Word Problems Part 1; Systems of Equations Word Problems Part 2.

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Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (2010):

CCSS.Math.Content.HSA-CED.A.2 Create equations in two or more variables to represent relationships between quantities; graph equations on coordinate axes with labels and scales.

CCSS.Math.Content.8.F.A.3 Interpret the equation y = mx + b as defining a linear function, whose graph is a straight line; give examples of functions that are not linear. For example, the function A = s2 length is not linear because its graph contains the points (1,1), (2,4) and (3,9), which are not on a straight line.

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<a href="">The Concord Consortium. Linear Equations: Ski Slope. Concord: The Concord Consortium, 2013, October 29.</a>

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Linear Equations: Ski Slope (The Concord Consortium, Concord, 2013, October 29), WWW Document, (https://concord.org/).

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Linear Equations: Ski Slope (The Concord Consortium, Concord, 2013, October 29), WWW Document, (https://concord.org/).

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Linear Equations: Ski Slope. (2013, October 29). Retrieved 2017, February 25, from The Concord Consortium: https://concord.org/

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This activity runs entirely in a Web browser. Preferred browsers are: Google Chrome (versions 30 and above), Safari (versions 7 and above), Firefox (version 30 and above), Internet Explorer (version 10 or higher), and Microsoft's Edge.

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Linear Equations: ski slope Excellent activity. the activity is set to move forward only, does not allow to skip or go back.
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Grade Level
Middle School, High School
Subject
Mathematics
Focus Area
Modeling and Simulation
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