Unit Rate as Slope


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Title Unit Rate as Slope
Description This lesson is to be used after students have seen y= rules graphed on the coordinate plane and have discussed the two key features of a linear graph: slope and y-intercept. Students will work in groups to model different real-world proportional relationships and examine the ratio of parts to determine unit rate. Students will interpret the slope of the graph as the unit rate and describe key features of the proportional relationships as features of the related graph.
Subject Mathematics
Level High School, Middle School
Type Guided Activity, Other
Duration 60 minutes
Answers Included Yes
Language English
Keywords direct variation, graph, linear, proportion, slope, unit rate, y-intercept
Simulation(s) Proportion Playground (HTML5)


Author(s) Cary Hoste
Contact Email cary.hoste@bvsd.org
School / Organization Casey Middle School
Date submitted 17/08/01
Date updated 17/08/01