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 'fly-in' 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).
5.)Explain the assignment using the hand-out. 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 / y-intercept of a line and see the change.