**Title:** Math in Video Games

**Description:**
The teams use algebra to save their spaceship in the Asteroids game.

**Standard(s): **

[MA2013] (8) 7: Graph proportional relationships, interpreting the unit rate as the slope of the graph. Compare two different proportional relationships represented in different ways. [8-EE5]

[MA2013] (8) 8: Use similar triangles to explain why the slope m is the same between any two distinct points on a non-vertical line in the coordinate plane; derive the equation *y* = *mx* for a line through the origin and the equation *y* = *mx* + *b* for a line intercepting the vertical axis at b. [8-EE6]

[MA2013] (8) 27: Use the equation of a linear model to solve problems in the context of bivariate measurement data, interpreting the slope and intercept. [8-SP3]

[MA2013] AL1 (9-12) 46: Interpret the slope (rate of change) and the intercept (constant term) of a linear model in the context of the data. [S-ID7]

[MA2013] GEO (9-12) 31: Prove the slope criteria for parallel and perpendicular lines, and use them to solve geometric problems (e.g., find the equation of a line parallel or perpendicular to a given line that passes through a given point). [G-GPE5]