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STAAR / EOC: Effects of changing slope or y-intercept

Published on 07/09/2013

Activity Overview

Students will use graphing technology to understand how changes in slope and y-intercept effect an equation and graph.

Before the Activity

See the attached activity PDF file(s) for detailed instructions for this activity.

During the Activity

Follow the procedures outlined in the Activity. Students will:

  • First explore how changing the y-intercept affects the graph.
  • Second explore how changing the slope affects the graph.
  • Third use the navigator to assess their knowledge.

After the Activity

Review student answers:

  • As a class, discuss questions that arise during the activity
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary