In this activity, the students are given a printout that has six steps that are used to graph a linear equation in slope-intercept form. The steps are randomly displayed on the printout. The students cut out the six steps and the title and put the steps in their proper order.
The teacher checks the students order to make sure it is correct.
Then, the students paste the steps to a sheet of paper (e.g., colored copy paper) in the right order. The students draw arrows leading one step to the next. The student may then follow the steps to graph equations in slope-intercept form.
The product may be displayed in the classroom after the students are done with the activity.
This exercise forces the students to think more deeply about the steps to graphing a linear equation. Students like to cut and paste, too!
The assignment has a couple of linear equations to be graphed using the flow map. A follow-up assignment practicing the graphing would be an excellent next assignment for the students.
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