# Finding Rate of Change from a Graph Hole Punch Activity

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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.

During first period, students had trouble remembering which of the 8 problems they had already completed. So, I made a hole punch accountability card for the rest of my Algebra 1 classes.

I simply typed up the name of the 8 scenarios we were finding the rate of change for in a small table.

Groups earned a hole punch after getting each answer verified.

My students treated this as a game even though it wasn’t meant as one.

I designed the dry erase template to walk students through the different steps of finding the rate of change from a graph.

First, identify the independent and dependent variables. Then, identify two points from the graph to add to your table. Now, you can easily find the change in the dependent variable and the change in the independent variable to plug into the formula for rate of change.

If I were to do this again, I would add one more step to the template – write a complete sentence describing the rate of change in context.

## More Activities for Teaching Slope

• Finding Rate of Change from a Graph Hole Punch Activity
• Slope Treasure Hunt Activity
• Calculating Slope and Intercepts Foldable
• Finding Slope Foldable
• Four Types of Slope Graphic Organizer
• Rate of Change Interpreting Graphs Practice
• Rate of Change Graphic Organizer and Practice Problems
• Finding Slope and Intercepts Foldable
• Interpreting Slope and Intercepts Foldable
• Calculating Rate of Change from a Graph Practice Book
• Crow and the Pitcher Activity for Introducing Rate of Change
• Calculating Rate of Change from a Table or Set of Points Practice Book
• The Adventures of Slope Dude Posters
• Slope Dude Says
• Finding Slope from a Table or Set of Points Notes
• Slope Concept Map