This is a fun interactive activity for Algebra 2 students which can be used as a task driven assessment, project or in class activity. This project promotes creativity and critical thinking.
The objective of this unit assessment/project is for students to write equations in slope intercept form, graph those equations and determine if two lines are parallel, perpendicular or neither both algebraically and graphically. This assessment requires students to think critically about the significance of an equation in slope intercept form relative to a graph. This assignment also evaluates each student’s ability to correctly graph an equation, requiring students to make meaning of both the slope and the y-intercept. Students are able to decide which method they feel most comfortable with when creating and graphing the equations. This assignment is differentiated to all learners in the classroom. If students want to be challenged, they can create equations themselves. If students need direction, they can use equations from other resources. Students are required to write a paragraph about their picture and answer the guiding questions. From this paragraph, you can evaluate student understanding. While completing this project, students may discover more about these relationships than they previously understood. Students will describe similarities and differences of the lines using critical vocabulary such as slope, y-intercept, parallel lines, perpendicular lines and slope intercept form. You will have a clear understanding of student learning and you will be able to determine any misconceptions students may have.