We have started the new unit - working with linear equations - in which students have to write the equation of a line given its slope and a point, or two points, or a point and a parallel line. In the past, I have done this only algebraically (except for the initial explanation of concepts); this time around, the students will have to practice the problems both algebraically and graphically. And, more importantly, the skills tests will require them to show mastery with both methods. Let's build those connections!

Here are the first few lessons in the unit.

Lesson 1 (Representations of Linear Functions)

Lesson 2 (Graphing Practice)

Lesson 3 (Write the Equation of a Line)

Lesson 3: Keynote / Powerpoint

And some snippets from the worksheets to illustrate what I am talking about:

## 3 comments:

Looking at your lesson 1 for this posting, how do use the Classwork sheets that are listed Basic Level and Proficient Level?

Those are part of my initial stabs at differentiation this year, but it's something that still needs a lot of development. Students are able to choose what level they want to work at. I wrote about this more in detail in a previous post.

I want my 8th grade students to create something similar to this on Monday. What a timely post. Thanks for the great picture, too.

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