The Silent Board Game is a strategy to help students practice finding and writing the rule for a function. I was introduced to the silent board game strategy at a session on “Fun Functions: Active and Interesting Function Activities” hosted by CPM at the 2016 Summer Conference of the Oklahoma Council of Teachers of Mathematics. …

# Linear Functions Activities

I created this average rate of change activity for my pre-calculus classes to work through recently. Question stacks are one of my favorite self-checking activities for the math classroom. Years ago when I taught mainly Algebra 1, I created what felt like a million different question stacks. When I switched to teaching higher level math …

I created this hole punch activity to give my Algebra 1 students practice finding rate of change from a graph. When I teach Algebra 1, I intentionally avoid using the word “slope” for as long as possible. I printed off a bunch of practice questions for students to complete inside our dry erase pockets. If …

When I taught Algebra 1, I ran across a fun slope treasure hunt activity for practicing the concept of slope (or gradient, for my international readers). My Algebra 1 students really enjoyed this slope treasure hunt. The activity is appropriate for middle school math as well. I originally came across this Slope Treasure Hunt (also …

I love this graphing linear equations activity that uses transparencies. Students are given a coordinate plane template and a small strip of transparency paper with a straight line printed or drawn on it. Students have to use the transparent line to graph each of the following linear functions. For each function, they must then record …

We completed this calculating slope and intercepts foldable in our Algebra 1 interactive notebooks. We completed this foldable after our Finding Slope and Finding Intercepts Foldables. It’s a simple booklet foldable of practice problems. Free Download of Calculating Slope and Intercepts Foldable

This Finding Intercepts Foldable reviews finding x- and y-intercepts from a graph, from an equation, and from a table. I created it for my Algebra 1 students to glue in their interactive notebooks. I also created a similar foldable for finding slope. Like with the Finding Slope foldable, I had students cut off the top …

This Finding Slope Foldable reviews finding slope from a graph, from an equation, and from a table. I created it for my Algebra 1 students to glue in their interactive notebooks. I also created a similar foldable for finding intercepts. I modified a standard four door foldable to create this finding slope foldable. I had …

I created this four types of slope graphic organizer for my Algebra 1 students to glue in their interactive notebooks. Though the concept of slope is a middle school standard in Oklahoma, I find that I have to go ALL the way back to the basics with my Algebra 1 students. We began by refreshing …

I was super excited to find this collection of real-world situations for linear functions.

My husband made this transformations of linear functions foldable for me last year when I was sick. I introduced my students to the following vocabulary words: reflected, dilated, and translated. For practice, we just wrote some problems on the next blank page in our notebooks. Free Download of Transformations of Linear Functions Foldable

I created this foldable to give my Algebra 1 students practice classifying pairs of lines as parallel, perpendicular, or neither. Free Download of Classifying Lines as Parallel, Perpendicular, or Neither Foldable

I created this forms of linear equations foldable to help my Algebra 1 students learn the name and characteristics of each of the three forms of linear equations. I modified a simple four-door foldable to have students cut off the first flap in order to reveal the title of our foldable: Forms of Linear Equations. …

I created this types of lines foldable to help kick off our discussion of parallel and perpendicular lines in Algebra 1. My students glued the resulting foldable in their interactive notebooks. This foldable features not only a description of the appearance of parallel and perpendicular lines but a summary of what we know about the …

I created this set of writing linear equations graphic organizers to give my Algebra 1 students practice writing linear equations given a graph, intercepts, a set of points, or a point and a slope. Students are given several pieces of information, and they have to figure out every single other piece of information. I love …

After looking at graphs with a constant rate of change, we shifted to graphs that have various rates of change. I’m a bit disappointed that both graphs I chose were distance-time graphs. This is definitely an area of improvement for next year! Free Download of Rate of Change Interpreting Graphs Practice

I added a new rate of change graphic organizer this year in our Algebra 1 interactive notebooks. This graphic organizer resulted from making the decision to NOT introduce the term “slope” during our relations and functions unit. Instead, I decided to wait until our linear graphs and inequalities unit to begin referring to rate of …

I created this linear frayer model for my Algebra 1 students to fill out and glue in their interactive notebooks. This two page spread in our notebooks just makes me smile. Be sure to check out my linear vs. non-linear card sort activity for a great practice opportunity! Free Download of Linear Frayer Model

I put together this rearranging equations for y foldable for my Algebra 1 students. Since the first step I have my students do to graph inequalities is to rearrange them into slope-intercept form, I decided to do a bit of practice. But, here’s my silly mistake. I should have made these inequalities to rearrange …

I created this finding slope and intercepts foldable for my Algebra 1 students to glue in their interactive notebooks. This is the first year I haven’t shown “The Adventures of Slope Dude” in class. I didn’t have a working projector/SMARTBoard for almost two months, so this affected a lot of how I did things in …

I created this interpreting slope and intercepts foldable for my Algebra 1 students to complete and glue in their interactive notebooks. I wanted to give my students practice finding slope and intercepts from a graph or a table AND interpreting what those slope and intercepts mean in the context of the graph. My students often …

Looking for a fun game to give your algebra students practice writing linear equations from a graph? Check out this Turkeys in the Oven Game. If it’s not Thanksgiving, feel free to change the theme to something more seasonally appropriate! Last Friday, I decided my Algebra 1 students needed a day of reviewing calculating slope …

I created this calculating rate of change from a graph practice book for my Algebra 1 students to glue in their interactive notebooks. Free Download of Calculating Rate of Change from a Graph Practice Book

This linear auction activity was a fun way to practice linear vs non-linear functions in Algebra 1. You know an activity is a huge success when you end the day with an overwhelming feeling of teacher bliss. The goal for the day was to determine if a function is linear or non-linear based on a …

This crow and the pitcher activity for introducing the concept of rate of change was a huge hit with my Algebra 1 students. My math students loved getting out the science lab materials to do a lab activity since they usually only see the labs I have set up for my physical science students. The …