This Algebra 1 Worksheet covers the topics of graphing linear equations as well as interpreting slope as rate of change. The two pages in this worksheet can be used together or separately! This would be great as a homework page, a warm-up in class, a quick formative assessment, or a partner activity! Full answer key is included!!
The first page of this worksheet allows students to compare and contrast different methods of graphing linear equations. Students are asked to graph one linear equation using three methods - finding the x- and y-intercepts, making a table of values, and writing the equation in slope-intercept form. By graphing the same equation 3 ways, students see the connections between each different method and develop a foundational understanding of how equations and graphs are related.
The second page teaches students to understand how to interpret slope as rate of change when dealing with non-linear examples. Students apply their knowledge of slope as the ratio of the change in y value to the change in x value to a real-life situation dealing with changing wheat prices over time. This worksheet expands students' critical thinking skills and challenges them to see how slope is used in everyday life!