Playing Detective with y = mx + b (slope-intercept form) for Geometry Fall 2013

Playing Detective with y = mx + b (slope-intercept form) for Geometry Fall 2013
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This worksheet is designed to replace a lecture on the topic of writing equations of lines in slope-intercept form y=mx+b.

Although all of my geometry students were supposed to have this material in the past, not all of them can recall how to use this form of a line, so this worksheet "holds their hands" through examples such as:

- How to write the equation of a line given a point and a slope;
- How to write the equation of a line if given two points

It generally has one example where it breaks it down step-by-step, but then the second problem requires them to follow the procedure of the previous problem.

I start out class with a 15-minute "mini-lesson," giving my students some basic examples of what today's lesson will be about. Once the mini-lesson is over, I have them get to work within their groups on this worksheet.

I use this activity within cooperative groups, and I circulate to make sure they are getting the purpose of the questions.

The file includes spiral review problems.

This worksheet is not intended to be written on directly: I have students show their work on a separate sheet of graph paper.

Please download the pdf preview file first, so you can see exactly what's included; the product file is a word document, which you may personalize for your students.

Immediately before this worksheet, I use the assessment named 'Geometry Group Practice Test Introductory Material Fall 2013' (http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Geometry-Group-Practice-Test-Introductory-Material-Fall-2013-1269942), and immediately after this worksheet, I use the worksheet named 'Types of Triangles and Angle Sum Theorems with Answer Key' (http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Types-of-Triangles-and-Angle-Sum-Theorems-with-Answer-Key-476978)

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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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