A new 7th grade objective in Texas is to be able to identify a constant of proportionality that is represented on a graph. The flow chart and page of notes introduces this concept.
After I had introduced the constant of proportionality terminology, I told the students that we would be transitioning to looking at this concept on graphs. I gave them the flowchart included in this packet and we discussed the two criteria a line must meet in order to show a constant of proportionality- it must be a straight line and pass through the origin. I had the students glue the flowchart into their Interactive Math Journals.
The notes lead the students through the steps of creating a table based on a problem situation, and then taking the data from the table to create a graph. Based on the information given to the students in their flowchart, and the graph they have created, they determine if there is a proportional relationship.
For the notes, I included the title on a separate page to print on the back if you wish to have your students glue fold the notes in half and glue them in their interactive notebooks.