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Slope comes in many forms. This 4-part bundle includes 3 slope activities (slope sorting activity, slope task cards, slope game) and a slope quiz to summarize student learning. The 4 parts are linked below:
Slope Sorting Activity: Identifying Slope in Different Forms
Slope comes in many forms. This activity helps students identify slope when it is presented in different ways. Students work in pairs to cut, sort then paste different representations of slope (tables, graphs, equations, coordinate pairs and triangles) into 6 categories: slope 0 through slope 4 and undefined slope. The preview is a completed activity printed on bright paper.
Slope Task Cards: Identifying Slope in Different Forms (station activities)
Slope comes in many forms. Students work either independently or together to find slopes given: graphs, right triangles, tables of data, equations, and coordinate pairs (8.F.A.2). On each of the 10 task cards is an additional question, which asks students to find the equations of the lines represented in the data (8.F.B.4). You may choose to have your students work only to find slope or also to find these equations. A student answer sheet is included as well as an answer key.
I Have...Who Has? Slope Game: Identifying Slope in Different Forms
Through a game of "I Have...Who Has?", students have fun identifying slope presented in different forms (tables, graphs, coordinate pairs, equations, and right triangles). The set includes 30 cards. Each student in a large class can be given one card, or in a smaller class more than one card can be given to each student.
The game starts with one student reading the "Who has?" portion of his or her card, which is then answered by the student in the class who has the answer. For example, one student may ask "Who has a table showing a slope of -2?". The student in the class with this table on his or her card says that they have the table and then goes on to ask the class their "Who has?" question.
The game can be started from any card as the game will always loop back around to the card that started the game. An answer key is included.
Slope Puzzle: Identifying Slope in Different Forms
n this activity, students cut out 24 puzzle pieces with different representations of slope (graphs, tables, equations, coordinate pairs, right triangles) and fit same-slope pieces together. Each completed puzzle has 4 pieces with a graph, table, coordinate pair and either a right triangle or an equation on each of the pieces. When completed, each activity makes 6 completed puzzles with puzzles for slope 0, undefined slope, and slopes 1 through 4. Puzzle pieces are not matched on the sheets so that students can be in charge of cutting them out. The preview is a completed activity printed on colorful paper (actual puzzle pieces are larger, 2 completed puzzles will fit on 1 piece of paper).
Slope Quiz: Identifying Slope in Different Forms
This quiz covers: finding slope from graphs, from tables, from sets of coordinate pairs and solving for y to make y=mx+b equations through a series of multiple choice and short answer questions. This quiz is meant to accompany Slope Sorting Activity: Identifying Slope in Different Forms as a way to differentiate your curriculum and assessment. Quiz is editable (in Word 7) and an answer key is is included.
Please note that in this bundle the slope quiz is not editable as I would have needed to make the download a zip file in order to include its Word version. If you would like the editable version, please contact me.
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