Education Technology

Rate of Change

Published on 11/27/2011

Activity Overview

Interpret slope as a rate of change.

Objectives

  • Students will recognize slope as a constant rate of change.
  • Students will interpret units of slope in the context of a real-world problem.
  • Students will graph a line determined by a point and a slope.

Vocabulary

  • Slope
  • Ordered pairs

About the Lesson

This lesson involves the concept of interpreting slope as a rate of change. Using this rate of change, students will plot ordered pairs and observe a linear pattern in the data. It is designed to help students see the connections between slope and the rate of downloading songs.