Students will complete a variety of tasks and questions about the "y = mx + b" graphing technique, testing the students knowledge of the given topic.
Course: Regents Algebra
Date Last Modified:
June 12, 2008
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.
- 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
Type of Task
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.