# Algebra 1 - Working with Slope Worksheet

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Are you looking for a worksheet on Slope that doesn't just focus on the slope formula? This three-part worksheet has students use graphs in solving all questions.

• Part I: Students find the slope of a line given two points. This section includes nine exercises. Each exercise gives two points that a line must pass through. Students should graph each set of points and use the coordinate grid to confirm the change in y and the change in x. They can confirm their change in y and change in x by doing the necessary subtraction. Using the graph, the students can also confirm whether the slope is positive or negative and also larger than one or less than one. A slope larger than one will have a larger change in y than the change in x. A slope less than one will have a larger change in x than the change in y.

• Part II: Students study six graphed lines, name two points on the line and then find the slope. There are several ways the students can find the slope. They can look graphically for the change in y and the change in x and also notice if the slope is positive or negative. Using their knowledge from part I students can also notice if the slope is greater than one or less than one. Students can use the coordinates to determine the change in y and the change in x.

• Part III: Students are given nine exercises where they are given a point on the line and the slope of the line. They must find two other points on the line. There are several ways to do this. But with the problem being graphed some students may begin by graphing the point and then use the slope to locate additional points on the line. Others may use the formula for slope to generate an equation and then graph the equation.

A complete set of solutions is included.

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