Kill time after a quiz or a test on linear equations!
First, students plot ordered pairs on a graph to spell out "I heart math" then they answer questions about the lines they plotted.
You can use the plotting points by itself for practice plotting ordered pairs.
Students will graph points on graph paper that will spell out I heart math in connected lines. They will then analyze several of those lines (Positive slope, negative slope, no slope, and zero slope).
They will be able to write the linear equations for the lines given by the two points on the coordinate plane. They will find slope using the slope formula and write the equation using point-slope formula. They will also be able to actually see the lines and can use what they know about rise over run and y-intercepts to check the work they do with the point-slope formula
In the end they will choose three lines and write the coordinates, the slope (using the slope formula!), and the equation of the line in y = mx + b form.