- axes (x, y and their locations)
Students will be able to:
- identify slope and y-intercept from a graph
- understand and identify the difference between a negative vs a positive slope
- Identify possible misunderstandings that students could have graphing using y = mx + b
Text of Learning Exercise:
Students will be given and asked to complete a list of five (5)examples using the "y = mx + b" applet by Larry Green. After the students complete the five graphs, they will write down the five line equations they were given, answer the short answer questions that follow.
After completing the assignment the students will write a paragraph describng the difficulty they had with the program and how it could be improved or possible difficulties they feel other students might come acrossed while graphing (using Y = mx + b). They will also be given a quiz in class the next day, identifying various graphs and their equations.