I feel like some lessons just lend themselves to corny examples or short videos at the end of the lesson. So, I thought I’d do some digging to find a few good videos for your next slope lesson. After watching lots of videos on You Tube, I narrowed it down to four that you may want to show the next time you teach slope. There are a few different types, so that you can choose what you need.
This video is by Colin Dodds, a teacher in Vancouver, Canada. He basically teaches an entire slope lesson through this music video. He has lots of other math videos, but I haven’t gotten around to watching them all yet. My favorite part about this video is all of the math vocabulary that he uses receptively. This video would be great for classes that struggle with vocabulary, because the song will get the correct words stuck in their heads.
Mr. Causey explains slope, y-intercepts, and how to graph a line in this video. This video is one that I would use if I knew I was going to be out for a day, but still needed to teach or re-teach the lesson. Kids could use the video to help them fill in notes or a foldable.
So, Slope Dude has been around for a little while. Math Gives You Power made this video explaining slope dude. Honestly, it’s boring, but funny at the same time. Slope Dude will give your students a mental picture that will stick in their heads!
This is a music video that does a good job of explaining slope. One thing I like is that there are examples of how slope is used toward the end of the video. Honestly, this is the right mix of corny/cool for me. I would probably show this one in class at the end of the lesson…and my students would groan :)
I hope something strikes your fancy!