Math teachers know that slope-intercept form is an important building block for future, more complicated, algebraic concepts. However, some teachers make the mistake of focusing on rote instructions and repetitive practice while middle and high school math activities should still be engaging and fun! As students dive into more complicated math topics, teachers should continue to search for ways to help students make memorable connections with these concepts. Here are 15 free slope intercept form activities to help you do just that!
1. Slope Intercept Interactive Flippable
This interactive flippable is a great resource for beginner learners to have available. Each flap explains each part of the equation and is more fun and memorable than flipping back and forth through notes in a notebook!
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2. Treasure Hunt
This differentiated slope-intercept form activity is a great station activity as it provides great practice and allows students to self-check! Students must find the intercept of two lines in order to uncover parrots, ships, and treasure chests on the coordinate plane.
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3. Intro to Slope-Intercept Form
Great for building your own background knowledge, you can find clear and concise information on this resource. Kate provides color-coded examples, plenty of visuals, and a video to explain to beginner learners.
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This activity provides teachers with five low-maintenance stations for students to work through; each with its own “I can” objective. The movement takes the drag out of typical worksheet practice!
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5. Khan Academy Graphing
Khan Academy is a great platform with clear examples and straightforward instructions. The problems are easy to navigate independently and your students will have online practice and instant corrections!
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6. Coloring Activity
This coloring activity adds a fun twist to rote slope-intercept form practice. Students write each equation in slope-intercept form using the hints to know which color to use for each shape. The coloring provides a built-in brain break!
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7. Word it Out
This activity incorporates partner work and movement into linear equations! Students may be confused when you give each of them a coordinate necklace, but it will all make sense when they work together to write the equation for the line that passes through both of their points!
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8. Match Up Puzzle
Another great station activity, students can practice slope-intercept form by matching equations with lines and m and b values! In this PDF, there is only one match per card, so students can self-check by reaching the end of the pile and engage in effective practice before an assessment!
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9. Slope Intercept Form Wheel
This wheel is a fun way for students to keep notes on slope-intercept form! The layers of the wheel include notes, examples, and steps that can be tailored to the type of learner; meaning that certain layers can be prefilled or left blank for students to write in.
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10. Y = MX + b [YMCA] Song
Sometimes it can be helpful to have a song stuck in your head if it helps you remember a complicated formula! This class sang a parody to YMCA with words to help them remember the slope-intercept form and all of its parts.
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11. A Sad Ski-Story Foldable
This teacher creatively told students a story about her recent ski trip using slope-intercept vocabulary such as positive, negative, undefined, and zero. Students drew on one side of their paper and represented each part with a graph on the other side.
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12. Slope-intercept Form Battleship
A creative variation of the classic Battleship game, you can pair your students up and let their competitive sides come out while they practice slope-intercept form! This is great practice for more advanced students.
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13. Slope Stained Glass Window Project
For students who love getting creative in math, this project will give them a coloring reward and a break after graphing several linear equations. These slopes will certainly brighten up your room if you choose to hang them in your class window!
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14. Mr. Slope Dude
This resource includes a video of Mr. Slope Guy and Slope Dude as relatable, silly ways for students to understand different forms of the slope. This is a great way for students to connect with the slope and the resource provides several other scaffolds for teachers.
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15. Hot Cup of Alphabet Slope
In this activity, students identify the slope found on each line within every letter of the alphabet. They can label the lines as positive, negative, zero, and undefined slopes. This is a great way for beginners to learn slope vocabulary!
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