# ALEX Classroom Resource

## Land the Plane

Classroom Resource Information

Title:

Land the Plane

URL:

https://teacher.desmos.com/activitybuilder/custom/582b81f4bf3030840aacf265

Content Source:

Other
Desmos
Type: Learning Activity

Overview:

In this Desmos activity, students practice finding equations of lines in order to land a plane on a runway. Most of the challenges are well-suited to slope-intercept form, but they are easily adapted to other forms of linear equations depending on the goals of an individual class or a student. This activity should be used to help teach a lesson on slope-intercept. This Desmos activity offers sample student responses and a teacher guide.

Content Standard(s):
 Mathematics MA2015 (2016) Grade: 9-12 Algebra I 46 ) Interpret the slope (rate of change) and the intercept (constant term) of a linear model in the context of the data. [S-ID7] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards AAS Standard: M.AAS.SP.HS.46- Given a graph that describes a set of linear data, identify the rate of change (slope) and constant term (y-intercept). (Use context of data—the total price of the stamps is calculated by increasing 50 cents for every stamp purchased or the cost if no stamps are purchased is \$0.)
Tags: slope, slope intercept, slopeintercept
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