This project cam be used in a precalculus, but it is recommended for use in algebra 2 classes, or perhaps an advanced class of algebra 1. The project explores the concept of slope to a degree not usually seen in an algebra 2 class. The student is given points in a three-dimensional coordinate system, and asked to calculate the slopes along each of the three axes. This project requires that the students be able to work equations more in a proof style than in a simple mathematical process.
At the teacher's discretion, the project answers can be assembled neatly on a poster for possible display on the wall.
Points are provided in the form P1 (x1, y1, z1) or (3, 3, 5).
This is a challenging linear equation slope project.