Friday, January 31, 2014

Finding Slope Foldable

         It never fails, I start teaching slope and my students have so much trouble understanding the concepts. This year it began right away! So we slowed down, and took time to make this foldable which shows examples of the four types of slopes. When doing the foldables in this unit we have been cutting out small graphs and pasting them in. It just takes so much time. I liked Journal WizardsMy tools for finding slope  foldable, so I used it. The only change I made was to make the foldable out of graph paper. Why didn't I think of this earlier?

My tools for finding slope foldable
      The inside of the foldable has examples of the four different types of slope. We graphed and counted rise/run for each problem and then used the  slope formula to find the slope.
Finding slope using rise/run

                The students will be to use this as a reference on their homework. Love it!

Finding slope using slope formula

      Yes I know I dropped the negative three on the bottom example. My kids caught the mistake and we changed it. Whenever I make a mistake and they catch it I say, " I just did that to make sure you were paying attention." Their response, "Oh sure Mrs. Lichtenberger!" Can't fool them.

                                                              Til next time,


  1. I love the idea of making this on graph paper! That's something I've never made a foldable with before. Hmmm...

  2. I think it makes reading the graphs easier than on xeroxed graphs. Let me know if you try it. :)

  3. That's funny about the mistake. When I make a mistake, my kids always think I'm purposefully trying to fool them. They won't believe me anymore that it is an actual mistake!

    1. My kids always think I am making a mistake and don't believe me when I say I am testing them. Thanks for visiting my blog :)


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