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I Like To Move It! is an activity geared at getting students thinking through the process of the movement associated with graphing a line using the slope-intercept form. These 24 task cards don’t actually have students graph a line but go through the skills needed to understand how to graph a line. I have students identify the y-intercept first, then determine if slope is positive or negative. After that they describe the vertical movement (rise) and the horizontal movement (run). By the way, I teach my students to move the negative sign to the ‘rise’ portion of slope and always move to the right when first graphing lines. I work more with slope and handling negatives later but this set always has the horizontal moving to the right. Just wanted to let you know that before you made your purchase.
I’m a huge fan of task cards and love to use them in my both my middle school and high school classes. You would be surprised how much my students get a kick out of them, including my gifted students.
What I really like about task cards are their versatility. You can use them as a replacement for a worksheet, for a center (Yes, I recommend centers for older students. Try it!), file folder activity or even create a bulletin board with them. You can use them for a scavenger hunt, or to be passed around as a class or as an assignment for review, remediation or early finishers. I have also included an answer sheet. If you only have time for 12 task cards, just copy the first half of the answer sheet. Otherwise, I recommend printing the answer sheets double-sided. There is also a key.