This puzzle can help students practice a variety of skills relating equations of lines and their graphs. The puzzle involves converting equations in various forms to slope-intercept form.
Included are 2 versions of the puzzle:
The answer key which can be used if it is pre-cut for students.
The student version for students to cut the puzzle pieces themselves.
It also includes coordinate planes for each equation NOT in slope-intercept form. The teacher may have students complete the puzzle by converting equations to slope-intercept form and then as an extension activity, have students graph the lines.
Another possibility is to have students graph the equations in point-slope form or by finding x- and y-intercepts and then complete the puzzle by using the equations of the lines graphed.
For students beginning with these skills, the students can use an online graphing program to graph the equations that are not in slope-intercept form and determine slope-intercept form from the graph to find matching puzzle pieces. There are so many possibilities and numerous ways to provide scaffolding to suit your students' needs.
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This is a great way to practice numerous skills and would be an effective partner activity too! Depending on how the graphs and puzzle are used, this would work well over 2 class periods or a block period.
As always, if you have suggestions for other concepts/skills, please email me at email@example.com