This is a complete lesson plan for graphing a line from a linear equation using the Slope-Intercept Method. Students will determine the slope and y-intercept from the equation of a line. They will then plot the y-intercept on a coordinate plane and use the slope to plot at least two more points on the line.
This lesson plan is for a double-period class and includes an opening question, minilesson with guided steps through the process, examples, class activities and a worksheet for homework. Answer keys included.
Common Core Standards for Grade 8, High School Algebra and High School Functions are included on the cover page.
(NOTE: Only equations using whole numbers for slopes are included. For fractional slopes and zero slopes, I have a second lesson plan "Graphing a Linear Equation Using the Slope-Intercept Method, Part II.")