I love teaching slope but so many of my students have difficulty remembering how to graph and write equations of horizontal and vertical lines. I like the acronyms HOY and VUX to help students remember this. I have seen foldables on many of the blogs I read, but I wanted to have HOY shown horizontally and VUX shown vertically just as another visual for my students. So I created this graphic organizer.
I keep all of my graphic organizers in a binder and use paper with reinforced sides so the holes don't rip. So far so good.That way I can change the order and add other foldables as needed. This is my first year using interactive notebooks and I have changed the order of my notebook so many times that I lost count.
With so many second language students in my classes the horizontal and vertical visual clues are helpful. Of course I started the lesson with the video of SLOPE DUDE. The kids think it is hysterical and they will not forget zero or undefined slopes!
You can download and print these graphic organizers by clicking here for the Hoy and Vux graphic organizer, graphs, and practice sheet. If you have problems downloading these please let me know. I'm still trying to figure out how to download from Dropbox. I think I've figured it out ???
Til next time ... Jan