Diligently Planned Math DPM. I try to take students along the path of least resistance by laying out detailed Notes, Hmwk., In-Class Assign., and assessments. These Guided Notes will assist students in learning about calculating Rate of Change for Tables and Graphs. The Guided Notes are designed to not just help students learn how to calculate Rate of Change but help them to verbalize and interpret what the rate of change means in the context of the problem. Guided Notes are a great way to allow a teacher to cover more material in depth and students the opportunity to focus more on the lesson and less on copying down Graphs and Tables.