Page 1: Three sections of specified segments for students to graph (unlabeled, for a reason, leaving room for discussion). Students will need a sheet of graph paper with an x-axis of [-20, 20] and y-axis of [-10, 15]. The axis could be pre-labeled and the graph paper could be copied and attached, or the teacher could make part of the task for the students to create their own appropriate x, y axis and have it approved before plotting. Page 2: Tips for teacher, which are listed below.
Potential Discussion Topics or Observations to Make As A Class:
Pick 3 Segments from Each Section, and Calculate Slopes (Average Rate of Change)
Compare the Differences Between the Three Types of Segments on the Graph (Vertical, Horizontal, Diagonal Line With Slope)
Compare the Slopes (Average Rate of Change) Calculated from the Three Sections
Note to Teacher: First Section – Vertical Lines, Second Section – Horizontal Lines, Third Section – Diagonal Lines
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