Understanding the basics about linear equations and linear systems is a big part of the 8th grade common core curriculum. This mini unit has a checklist reproducible that can be distributed to students (3 per page) that allows them to keep track of what they need to be able to do and what skills they have already mastered.
The Linear Stuff Mini Quiz has the basic features understanding y=mx+b
Students need to be able to read information from an equation and generate a graph, as well as read a graph and generate an equation.
The Systems Mini Quiz is a basic introduction to understanding that the point of intersection is the solution to a linear system. There are 2 copies per page intended to be cut in half before distribution to save paper.
Creating a transparency of the answer key helps assess the accuracy of graphs quickly.