I know I’ve said it before, but I loved teaching linear equations in Algebra 1. When I first started teaching, I said I never wanted to teach Algebra 1 or Geometry. I thought they would be boing and I would hate it. I was totally wrong. I love Geometry and I’m loving Algebra 1 now too! I just didn’t know…
Anyway, I used several pages when I taught slope intercept form of a line in Algebra 1. I’m only sharing some of them, because some of them were total flops and some were direct copies from others.
I liked this page about linear vs. non-linear equations. It worked well and my students liked drawing the “crazy” graphs on the left. I told them they were graphs they would learn more about in Algebra 2.
The slope intercept form puzzle was a fun review. If you look closely, you can tell that I cut straight lines instead of cutting around the indents in the puzzle. You can’t even tell when it’s glued down and it saved a lot of time. I made my students write what Slope Dude would say on every problem. It’s becoming forever engrained in their minds. Success.
The hamburger book for interpreting linear graphs was more effective than I thought it would be. I thought it was decent (but boring) when I made it. However, my students referenced it many times throughout the unit and whole studying. They also remembered the problems and mentioned them later. After the lesson, I used my Interpreting Slope and Intercepts Stations Maze.
As a review, I used my Graphing Linear Equations Cut and Paste Worksheet. I copied it at 80% to make sure it would fit in their notebooks. Again, you’ll notice I’m still writing what Slope Dude would say on each graph.
I’m totally loving Algebra 1 and looking forward to using some of these same activities and lessons again next year.