# Learning Exercise

## Using your "m" and "b" skills to graph lines

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
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#### Graphing the line y = mx + b

This learning object gives the student the equation y = mx + b and first asks the student to move the line to the... see more

#### 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.

#### Requirements

Students mustuderstand: - axes (x, y and their locations) - slope - y-intercept - variables - fractions

#### Topics

Graphing using y = mx + b

#### Learning Objectives

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

#### Assessment

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.