Total Duration: 
91 to 120 Minutes 
Materials and Resources: 
PowerPoint* (included), Project Handout (included), Grade Rubric (included), Tape Measures (or Yardstick and String), Pencils, Paper, Additional Practice Problems, SEE TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT NEEDS 
Technology Resources Needed: 
Presentation Equipment for PowerPoint* *Computer *Projector Digital Video and/or Video Camera's** VCR and/or Playback equipment **Digital Camera can be substituted / Grade Rubric and Assignment should be altered accordingly (See Accomodation) 
Background/Preparation: 
Slope and Slope Formula Review Powerpoint (included) Print 'Notes Copy' of PowerPoint Copy Project Assignment and Rubric Americans with Disabilities Act (in Powerpoint) 
1.)Review the Powerpoint prior to showing in class. Print a copy of the 'Notes Pages' to use during your discussion, it will provide answers to problems and warn you of 'flyin' items. 2.)Have additional problems available for calculating slope when given 2 points. You will need these during the PowerPoint for additional practice and/or homework. 3.)Gather materials needed for the 'Reporting on Slope in our School' Assignment (see supply list). 4.)With students: discuss/reiterate the concept of slope and then present the PowerPoint on 'Slope in our Society' (ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities (ADAAG)) The link to this website is also included in the PowerPoint. It is used on slide 8. 5.)Explain the assignment using the handout. Allow students time to investigate the Americans with Disabilities Act on the internet (or provide them the information needed). 6.)Discuss expected behavior around the school grounds and pass out required equipment. 7.)Walk with students and help them as they complete their assignment of 'Reporting on slope in our school'. 8.)Return to class and allow time for students to choose their best presentation. 9.)Assess students knowledge of slope as you watch each presentation. Grades can be given for accuracy on their worksheet and/or their professionalism in the presentation. See Rubric. 10.)If you finish early, students can view changes in the slope of a line using the Shodor.org applet. This is an EXCELLENT resource to introduce y=mx+b later in the semester. (Slope Slider computer applet) A computer applet (interactive program) that allows students to change the slope / yintercept of a line and see the change. 
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Assessment Strategies 
Assessment occurs at the following times: Ongoing during PowerPoint presentation Additional Practice Problems Project (grade rubric included) 
Acceleration: 
Students can modify (or design a ramp where one is nonexistent) to meet the code of the Americans with Disabilities Act. 
Intervention: 
Students in need of extra assistance may need review on the following: (a)order of operations (b)identifying points (x,y) on a coordinate plane (c)slope basics (included in PowerPoint) 
View the Special Education resources for
instructional guidance in providing modifications and adaptations
for students with significant cognitive disabilities who qualify for the Alabama Alternate Assessment.
