This resource contains notes and homework for solving systems of equations by graphing. The notes are a "discovery lesson" designed to help students discover how to solve a system of equations by graphing, instead of simply telling them how to do it. They are also scaffolded, beginning with what it means to be a solution to an equation, how to determine if something is a solution to an equation or not, and then building up to students discovering how the graph can tell them the solution to a system. The notes also address systems with no solution and infinitely many solutions, as well as give students a list of drawbacks to this method to help them think through when to use this method and when to use another method. There is a homework assignment included. Answer keys are also included!
The notes can be used:
--As guided notes, to be completed as a class
--As a partner activity, to be completed in class with teacher guidance
--As a "read-and-try" homework assignment--having students attempt to work through the assignment on their own before coming in to class to talk about it. *If you do this, you will want to fill in the blanks on page 1 for the student so they have the definitions they need!
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