# 25+ Ideas for Teaching Equations of Lines

Equations of lines is such an important topic in Algebra 1 AND it's so fun to teach!  When I taught Algebra 1, I knew that students needed a good foundation in graphing so that they had the opportunity to be successful in future math classes.  However, I also wanted to do ALL THE FUN STUFF.

When I plan my equations of lines unit, I typically think about it in three distinct "sections".  I consider the first part of unit the "introduction" section.  This is the time I review slope, talk about slope-intercept form, and briefly introduce the different forms of a line.  The other two parts of the unit are writing equations of lines and graphing equations of lines.  I typically teach students how to graph equations of lines before we write equations.

## Introducing Equations of Lines

Slope Interactive Notebook Pages - These interactive notebook pages are FUN.  My students always love all the activities.

Introducing Linear Equations Interactive Notebook Pages - This blog post is a great starting place for your unit! There are links to free foldables too.

Slope-Intercept Form of a Line Interactive Notebook Pages - These interactive notebook pages are great for introducing slope and helping students interpret the meaning of slope and y-intercept.

Interpreting Slope and Y-Intercept Stations Maze - Every student needs to do this stations maze! I have found that by doing this activity BEFORE we work on word problems has a huge payoff.

Slope (Math Video) - This fun little video helps students remember slope.

Slope Color by Number - This is a fun color by number where students can practice finding slope.

Slope Fun! - This blog post has a great list of activities for teaching slope.

## Graphing Equations of Lines

Graphing Vertical and Horizontal Lines Interactive Notebook Pages - This sweet little booklet is a quick way to help students practice graphing lines. The foldable for HOY VUX is SO HELPFUL for students too.

Graphing Grass Linear Equations Project - Do you want to do a super cool project? If you're in the mood to do something a little different, this graphing project is perfect for your class!

Stained Glass Graphing Linear Equations Project - In this stained glass project, students are given equations that they graph and color.

Graph the Line - If you have computers available in your classroom, this GeoGebra activity is fun. Students are given an equation and they have to graph it.

Graphs of Linear Functions - Name that Function - In this activity, students match graphs with the information about the equation of the line.

Graph! (Rap Video) - This YouTube video is a funny explanation about how to graph a line.  It would be a fun video to play during a few free minutes in class.

Graphing Lines Coloring Activity - This fun coloring activity that can even fit in an interactive notebook.

Linear Equation Gift Tag Match Up - Students match the graph to the equation in this activity.

## Writing Equations of Lines

Teaching Writing Equations of Lines - This blog post has a great explanation about teaching writing equations of lines. It goes step by step explaining how to explain everything to students.

Writing Linear Equations Discovery Based Lesson - If you're going to have a sub, this is the perfect activity to leave for your students.  They can still make progress, but they will be able to work independently.

Equations of Lines Interactive Notebook Pages - These interactive notebook pages are perfect for helping students practice writing equations in multiple forms.

Linear Equations Card Sort - This card sort has students match the standard form, slope, y-intercept, and two points that are on the line.

Equations of Lines - Which is Largest? - This game show style game has the potential to become hilarious.  Students are given different traits of lines and they have to determine which line has the largest slope or y-intercept.

Writing Equations of Lines Stations Maze - This stations maze is a fun way to get students moving around while still practicing math.

Writing the Equation of a Line Given Both Intercepts - In this GeoGebra activity, students are given two points and must write the equation of the line in slope-intercept form.

Linear Equations Math Pennant Activity - With this pennant you can have students practice and decorate your classroom at the same time.

Equation Writing: A Frosty Relay - This relay race is a fun way to have students practice writing equations of lines.

Writing Linear Equations Task Cards - Students can practice writing equations of lines with these task cards.  You can check out some ways to use these task cards here.

I hope you have found some great ideas for your Equations of Lines unit in Algebra!  It's such a fun unit to teach! 