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Math Man On The Slopes

Published on 01/24/2012

Activity Overview

In this activity, students will practice identifying slopes with informal pictures, and can self-check their understanding with one of the measurement tools. The students will also identify the slope and intercept of a given graph and will choose the correct equation in a multiple choice format.

Key Steps

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    Students are introduced to the visual idea of uphill and downhill slopes as one might see when looking at a ski slope. On page 1.3, after making a prediction on where Math Man should ski, students can hover their cursor over each segment to reveal which part of the “hill” would be best for a skier.