Education Technology

What's Your Mileage?

Published on 06/09/2008

Activity Overview

Students use linear equations to model and solve real-world problems. Students also see the correlation between the graph of an equation and its calculated slope by plotting graphs by hand and then calculating slopes with the calculator and comparing.

Before the Activity

Download the attached PDF and look over the information on the first page. Distribute the Student Worksheet for use during the activity.

During the Activity

Discuss the material from the activity pages and worksheet with students as needed.

After the Activity

Encourage students to summarize what they have learned from completing the activity.