## Average Rate of Change Self-Checking Question Stack Activity

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 …

## Finding Rate of Change from a Graph Hole Punch Activity

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 …

## Slope Treasure Hunt Activity

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 …

## Calculating Slope and Intercepts Foldable

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

## Finding Slope Foldable

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 …

## Four Types of Slope Graphic Organizer

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 …

## Rate of Change Interpreting Graphs Practice

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

## Rate of Change Graphic Organizer and Practice Problems

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 …

## Finding Slope and Intercepts Foldable

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 …

## Interpreting Slope and Intercepts Foldable

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 …

## Crow and the Pitcher Activity for Introducing Rate of Change

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 …

## Calculating Rate of Change from a Table or Set of Points Practice Book

I created this calculating rate of change from a table or set of points practice book for my Algebra 1 students to glue in their interactive notebooks. This year, I’m structuring things a bit differently in Algebra 1.  Some changes have been for the better, and some haven’t.  I’ve already started making a list of …

## The Adventures of Slope Dude Posters

Today I want to share my Adventures of Slope Dude Posters that I created for my high school math classroom. It’s no secret around here that I love Slope Dude.  Haven’t seen the video?  You HAVE to click on the link.  Trust me.   I know different people have different opinions of Slope Dude. When …

## Slope Dude Says

Last week, we got to play one of my favorite algebra games ever: Slope Dude Says. Before playing the game, I had to make sure my students had been introduced to Slope Dude. I told them that we were going to watch my most favorite math video in the whole world. Some students had seen …

## Finding Slope from a Table or Set of Points Notes

I created these finding slope from a table or set of points notes for my Algebra 1 students to complete in their interactive notebooks. We used our vertical number lines to help us find the delta y and delta x values. You can find the slope concept map included in the picture above on my …

## Slope Concept Map

I created this slope concept map with my Algebra 1 students to glue in their interactive notebooks. Free Download of Slope Concept Map

## Finding Slope from a Graph Graphic Organizer

I created this finding slope from a graph graphic organizer for my Algebra 1 students to complete and glue in their interactive notebooks. These notes were a great improvement to my past interactive notebook page for this topic. Free Download of Finding Slope from a Graph Graphic Organizer

## Interpreting Slope from a Graph or Table Practice Book

I created this interpreting slope from a graph or table practice book for my Algebra 1 students to glue in their interactive notebooks. My students love creating these poof books whenever we have a topic we need to practice! At the top of our interactive notebook page, we took some notes over interpreting slope. I …

## WWSDS What Would Slope Dude Say Posters

One of my absolute favorite concepts in the world to teach is slope.  I don’t know what it is about slope, but I have an absolute blast convincing students that slope doesn’t have to be scary.  Plus, it involves introducing them to Slope Dude.  And, in my book, any lesson that makes the slightest mention …

## Slope Art Assignment

During my first year of teaching, I assigned my students to draw a picture and label the different types of slope in the picture to create slope art.  Then, last year, I changed things up and had them label the different types of slope that could be found in their name.  I liked this activity, …

## Four Types of Slope Foldable

After learning about the four types of slope and watching The Adventures of Slope Dude, we made a four types of slope foldable to glue in our interactive notebooks in order to summarize what we learned. I completed this with my Algebra 1 classes. Read more about the Slope Name Art assignment here. We made …

## Four Cars Task for Introducing Rate of Change

I really like this four cars task from The Dana Center for introducing rate of change. This was one of the activities featured in the 2013 Common Core Workshop I attended (OGAP). I am blogging about the activities we did last summer so that they are easier for me to find when I go to …

## Slope and Intercept Practice Poof Book

I want to share a downloadable template I created for a slope and intercept practice poof book. I made it to give my students practice finding the slope and intercepts of a line that goes through two given points. I think I’ve done a better job this year of introducing x- and y-intercepts in Algebra …

## Four Types of Slope Name Art Activity

I’ve come across the idea of creating four types of slope name art from multiple places online, so I’m not exactly sure who to credit.  Most recently, I learned of it from Pam J. Wilson and Mrs. Hester.  It’s a variation on two activities that I did last year.  So, my students have been working …