# Intro to Linear Equations INB Pages

This year, I completely changed my linear equations unit.  I went at a slower pace and reorganized the information a little bit.  I used some of the pages I used last year for slope and equations of lines.

First, I taught my students the difference between linear and non-linear lines.  This page wasn't to difficult for my students and they followed along very well.  You can find this page here.

After this, we talked about zeros of functions.  I used this hamburger book to have students practice using a table of values to graph a line.  I just added this hamburger book to my FREE Resource Library.  If you don't have access, you can sign up here!

The word problems were a little bit challenging for my students, but they were perfect for discussion in class.

I used the same notes for slope that I used last year.  Slope dude just helps so much!  Also, you can check out these videos for students about teaching slope.

Then, we practiced writing linear equations in standard form.  My students are not required to make the "a" value positive at the end.  We mainly practice moving the x and y on either side of the equals sign to get them used to it.  You can find this page here.

Then, I had them take a handwritten notes page about how to find the intercepts from a linear equation written in standard form.  After that, they worked three practice problems with their partners.  I game them an equation and they had to write it in standard form and find the intercepts.  I've been including a lot more partner work in their notebooks this year.

This was the end of our first unit.  After this we had a test before moving on to the "meat" of writing linear equations.