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# Slope Speed Dating

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Are you looking for a fun and engaging way for your students to practice finding slope from a graph and from two points?

You've found it!

First, set the stage. Give one ordered pair and the activity sheet to each student and explain that any ordered pair can "date" any other ordered pair.

Then, model a "date" on the board, using any two ordered pairs. Record the numbers, plot the ordered pairs and find the rise and run and finally use the slope formula to calculate the slope.

Discuss the following: Does it matter what order we write down the ordered pairs? How should the graph relate to the calculated slope (i.e. is 3/-3 the same as -1)? How can we check our answer?

What does a "good date" look like? (positive slope) A "bad date"? (negative slope) A "boring date"? (zero slope) Discuss what an undefined slope might mean!

Let the students "date" and remind them to verify their answers with their partner. You can either let them move as they're ready or you can use a timer.

Have fun!!
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