This zipped file contains three files:
1. A Smart Notebook File
2. A Pdf file with full set of directions and solutions.
3. A set of graphs for students to record the graphs of each line in the lesson.
This is a complete lesson that will engage students in discovering the equation y = mx + b. Students should know how to find slope from two points prior to this lesson. An emphasis will be placed on different representations: the equation, a set of table values and the graph. Students will observe how the slope and y-intercept are hidden within each representation.
If you do not have a Smartboard, but you do have a Promethean board or a projector attached to your computer, you can still use this product by using Smart Notebook Interactive Viewer. This program is a free download from www.smarttech.com . You can operate the screen with the pens on the Promethean board or a mouse when use the projector.