This bundle contains three fun activities to reinforce your students' understanding of slope.
ACTIVITY ONE: Shadowing Mr. M
Expert detective, Ray Radicand, is shadowing Mr. M. for the day. We know that Mr. M. started at his home. From there, students will use the clues Ray left in the form of linear equations to determine the places Mr. M. travelled.
Students will identify the slope in the equation, and then count out that slope using rise over run on the grid and draw a line segment to discover each of Mr. M.’s stops.
When they have completed all 15 equations, students will have a list of all the places Mr. M. visited while we was being shadowed.
ACTIVITY TWO: The Case of the Mixed Up Pawn Shop
Expert detective, Ray Radicand, followed his suspect, Mr. M. and saw him enter a pawn shop. Unfortunately the unorganized employee lost track of what each person pawned.
Students will graph each linear equation which will connect each person to the item they pawned. Through the process of elimination, students will determine the item that Mr. M. brought in.
ACTIVITY THREE: The Stolen Jewelry (Scavenger Hunt)
This activity combines the skill of writing linear equations when given either two points or a point and a slope with the classic board game CLUE. Students will use the clues they gather from correctly solving equations to solve the mystery of The Stolen Jewelry.