Education Technology

Slope: One Step at a Time

Published on 05/23/2009

Activity Overview

In this activity, the students will explore the concept of slope by exploring the steepness of different staircases and graphing these on the TI-73 calculator.

Before the Activity

  • Download a copy of the student handout - Slope: One Step at a Time, for each student
  • Secure a TI-73 calculator for each student
  • Prepare for a discussion and development of conceptual understanding of slope as related to the steepness of staircases
  • During the Activity

    Follow directions on the student handout - Slope: One Step at a Time

    After the Activity

    Follow directions on the student handout - Slope: One Step at a Time