Alphabet Slope Creative Project - Project Based Learning (PBL) with Math

Grade Levels
7th - 10th
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14 pages


The Alphabet Slope Creative Project gives students an opportunity to practice using positive, negative, zero and undefined slopes in a creative context that is fun and personal. This project has two parts. First students practice labeling the lines that make up the letters of the alphabet, according to slope definitions. Once that is completed and checked by the teacher to ensure understanding, students will move on to the creative portion of the project. To complete the second portion of the project, students each choose a word that describes them. They write this word on a poster, decorate it, and label the slopes of the letters. Please see the student samples that follow.

Students will:

1. Label each letter of the alphabet according to the slope of its lines.

2. Choose a word that describes their personality.

3. Create a poster based on their chosen word.

4. Label the slopes contained in the letters of their word.

5. Decorate their poster in a way that emphasizes their personality.

This is a great activity for the beginning of a unit on slope. I use the Alphabet Slope Creative Project (ABC Slope) on the first day of the unit and the i-Logo Mastery Task ends the unit. I show the video called ‘Slope Dude’ which is super corny, but students see it once and never get confused about positive, negative, zero and undefined slope again. There is more than one video with this name. I show the video by gDawg Enterprises copyright @2009: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzU8x5cMR-w. I choose the 10 most creative ABC slope posters from each class to display on the classroom wall during the Linear Equations unit. The i-Logo Mastery Task is available at my store: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Absolute-Value. These bookend projects, ABC Slope at the beginning and i-Logo at the end, are very effective in helping students to master Linear Equations.


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Absolute Value

Wendy Petty


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Total Pages
14 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Graph proportional relationships, interpreting the unit rate as the slope of the graph. Compare two different proportional relationships represented in different ways. For example, compare a distance-time graph to a distance-time equation to determine which of two moving objects has greater speed.


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