Forget the Boring Worksheet – This is the Perfect Activity to Practice Slope of a Line!
Your 7th, 8th, or 9th graders will love this activity! It’s a great way to practice and review slope of a line while giving your class a change of pace and getting them up and out of their seats!
Stations are the perfect activity for your restless and impatient students who like to get up and move around! The collaborative element makes them fun and engaging – a great change of pace from the typical warm up or test review!
Getting their bodies moving will often get their brains moving. Stations are an amazing warm up activity! With a variety of different questions, it’s definitely one of the most fun ways to review for a test. Try having the students rotate around the room and watch their brains come alive!
This activity is a great way to practice the Core Standard 8.EE.B.6!
There are multiple versions of this activity within the download. There’s the full size stations that are pictured here. Those stations print two to a page. There’s also a smaller size which print four to a page. There’s a black and white version with a simple border for both sizes if you need to save your color ink!
- Find the slope of a line given the graph
- Plot a point and use a slope to create a graph of the line.
- Plot 2 points and use the graph to determine the slope.
- Find the slope of a line given two points.
- Find the linear equation in y = mx + b form given the graph.
- Identify positive, negative, zero and no slope given a line, or just the slope.
- Create a real world example that explains positive slope.
- Look at slope as a rate
Some Tips on How to Use this Resource:
- Cut out and laminate stations so you can use them every class period and every year!
- I typically have students work in partners, but BOTH of them have to fill out the student information sheet, showing work. Students could also work individually. Working with more than one person gets too crowded, and some students skate by without participating at all.
- Each group will start at a station. They will be given a certain amount of time to complete each task. At the end of the time, they will switch to the next station. Example: If a student starts at station 1, they will go to station 2. If they are at station 20, they will go to station 1.
- There should never be more than two people at a station (unless you have more than 40 students…).
- Encourage (or require) students to write down EVERY problem so that if they run out of time on one station, they can finish earlier problems at another station.
- Give students a specific time to complete each task. (1-2 min) • Use a timer that goes off to help students know when to switch stations. This way, when the timer goes off, students will just get up and move without direction. Determine the amount of time based on the skill set of each group. I give some classes more time than others if needed. If I start with 2 minutes and all of the students are finishing quickly, I will decrease the time as we go. Usually 2 minutes is too much!
- I use this resource every year in the middle school math classroom. It can take up to a whole class period depending how much time is given to the students per station.
This is an Easy, Print & Go Activity.
It comes with a worksheet for recording answers and an answer key! There’s no better way to practice slope of a line – forget the boring traditional worksheet!
Slope of a Line Stations (CCSS 8.EE.B.6)
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