This activity illustrates the relationship between algebraic and graphic representations of the linear function, y=mx +b, where m is the slope and b is the y-intercept of the line. Using the Slope Intercept VI, students will explore the transformations that occur when the slope and y-intercepts are adjusted. The VI graphs the line that is formed using the slope and y intercept, and also calculates the equation of the new line.

Students will deepen their understanding of:
• The slope of a line.
• The y-intercept of a line.
• The slope-intercept equation for a line.
• Transforming the parent function for a line.

Teaching Standards (TEKS)

Algebra 1: A.1, A.2, A.6
Geometry: G7
Algebra 2: 2A.4
IPC: c.4
Chemistry: c.2
Physics: c.2

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