Rate of Change and Initial Value Task Cards Activity

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By completing these task cards, students will be able to determine the rate of change (or slope) and initial value (or y-intercept) from a description, graph, table, ordered pairs, or equation. There are both proportional and nonproportional scenarios included. There are relationships with both positive and negative rate of change.


-30 Task Cards

-Student Workspace

-Answer Key

-Teacher's Guide w/ CCSS, Objectives, Materials, and Procedure

There are a variety of ways to use task cards, including but not limited to:

-Set up 5 stations with 6 cards at each station.

-Place each card at a different location around the room and have students move around to complete all 30.

-Give each student a different card to complete as a Problem of the Day or Exit Ticket. Have students trade with others so they complete 3-5 problems.

-Project some cards on the front board to discuss as a whole class.

-Print out and use them as worksheets or a packet.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Construct a function to model a linear relationship between two quantities. Determine the rate of change and initial value of the function from a description of a relationship or from two (𝘹, 𝘺) values, including reading these from a table or from a graph. Interpret the rate of change and initial value of a linear function in terms of the situation it models, and in terms of its graph or a table of values.
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