Thursday, April 18, 2013

Line Week Day 5!

Day 5 was a Monday.  And we simply reinforced the concepts of slope and how to graph.  Even though we focused hard for 5 straight class periods we will need to hit the concept of slope and how it works in real problems again this year.

At the end we can identify slopes and y-intercepts, can graph using slope-intercept method and table method, and just started to understand the idea of slope as a rate of change (with units leading the way!).  Now I feel like students can do some problems at home for practice (solutions are always given) and make sure they can do the procedural side of "y = mx + b"

The conceptual understanding is going to take more work and more practice/struggle -- perhaps Line Week Part 2!