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Slope

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Calculating slope from a graph

Slope

Click mouse to play movie

Becky Afghani, LBUSD Math Curriculum Office, 2003

The Magnum

Cedar Point, OH

Superman

6 Flags Magic Mountain

Ghost Rider

Knott’s Berry Farm

Xcelerator

Knott’s Berry Farm

These are

completely

vertical!

Son of Beast

King’s Island, OH

### Objective

Given a graph of a line, you will calculate the slope of the line.

How

steep is it?

Becky Afghani, LBUSD Math Curriculum Office, 2003

### Why are we learning this?

• You will use slope to graph a line without having to use a T-table

• Knowing slope is a 7th grade standard:

• AF 3.3: Graph linear functions, noting that the vertical change per unit of horizontal change is always the same and know that the ratio (“rise over run”) is called the slope of a graph.

• There are 2 items on the CAHSEE relating to slope.

Becky Afghani, LBUSD Math Curriculum Office, 2003

### Imagine a roller coaster moving from LEFT to RIGHT

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### There are four different kinds of slope the coaster could encounter...

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Positive

Slope

Uphill

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Negative

Slope

Downhill

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### And 2 Special Cases…

The impossibly scary coaster

The zero-fun coaster

What kind of slope are they?

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Zero

Slope

Horizontal

Aw!

That’s zero fun!

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Undefined

Slope

That’s a really scary coaster, so the slope is…

Vertical

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A

B

### What are the 4 types of slope?

• Determine who will be shoulder-partner A and shoulder-partner B

• A says the name of a type of slope

• B describes what it looks like

• Name and describe all four types of slope

One type of slope is…

That one is…

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### For the following slides,call out whether the slope is positive,negative, zero, or undefined.

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1

2

3

negative

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1

2

3

positive

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1

2

3

zero

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1

2

3

undefined

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### How can you describe the steepness of a roller coaster?

• Slopeis a number which describes the steepness of a line.

• We use the variable m to stand for slope.

Dude, why’d you use the letter m?

I named it after my Mom

Becky Afghani, LBUSD Math Curriculum Office, 2003

A

B

### What is slope?

• Determine who will be shoulder-partner A and shoulder-partner B

• A describes what slope is

• B tells what letter is used for slope

Slope is…

We use the letter…

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### What do big slopes and small slopes look like?

When the slope is positive…

m = 1 is a 45 degree angle

m > 1 is a steep line

0 < m < 1 is a shallow line

Negatives are the same but downhill…

Show me!

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Slope is positive one

m = 1

45

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Slope is greater than positive one

m = 3

Steep climb for a coaster

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Slope is between zero and one

m = 1/4

Shallow climb for a coaster

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Slope is negative one

m = -1

45

Same as positive one, just downhill

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Slope is less than negative one

Steep drop for a coaster

m = -3

These are “big” negative numbers

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These are “small” negative numbers

m = -1/4

Shallow drop for a coaster

Slope is between negative one and zero

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### Let’s see if you can remember…

You will see a graph and some choices.

Use what you know about steep and shallow lines to pick the only possible slope.

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Do you remember?

m = 1

m = 8

m = -1

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Do you remember?

m = 1

m = 4

m = 1/4

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Do you remember?

m = 1

m = 3

m = 1/3

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Do you remember?

m = -1

m = 1

m = -4

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Do you remember?

m = -1

m = -3

m = -1/3

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Do you remember?

m = -1

m < -4

m = -1/4

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### Now, let’s practice…

• You will be given a slope.

• Make the line with your arms.

• Think… Positive or Negative

• Then… Steep, Shallow or 45-degree

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Stand up and show me with your arms – wait for my signal

m = 1

Becky Afghani, LBUSD Math Curriculum Office, 2003

Stand up and show me with your arms – wait for my signal

m = -1

Becky Afghani, LBUSD Math Curriculum Office, 2003

Stand up and show me with your arms – wait for my signal

m = 3

Becky Afghani, LBUSD Math Curriculum Office, 2003

Stand up and show me with your arms – wait for my signal

m < -3

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Stand up and show me with your arms – wait for my signal

m = 1/4

Becky Afghani, LBUSD Math Curriculum Office, 2003

Stand up and show me with your arms – wait for my signal

m = -1/4

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### How do you calculate the slope of a line?

• Pick two points on the line

• Calculate “rise over run”

• Determine the sign

There are 3 steps:

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Not OK

Not OK

Not OK

OK

OK

OK

OK

OK

OK

OK

OK

Step 1

(2, 3)

(1, 1)

(0, -1)

(-1, -3)

Step 2

Run = 1

Rise = 2

### How do you calculate the slope of a line?

Vertical change

m

Slope =

divided by

Horizontal change

Rise

m

OR...

Slope =

divided by

Run

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Step 3

Show me!

### What sign is it?

Look to see if the slope is increasing

Positive

Or decreasing

Negative

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Step 2:

Rise

Slope =

divided by

Run

2

1

Rise

divided by

Run

Model # 1: Watch me do the three steps

### Step 1: Choose 2 points

Run = 1

positive

Rise = 2

Step 3:

Determine

the sign

m = 2

+

Step 2:

Rise

Slope =

divided by

Run

1

3

Rise

divided by

Run

Model # 2: Watch me do the three steps

### Step 1: Choose 2 points

Run = 3

Rise = 1

negative

Step 3:

Determine

the sign

m = 1/3

-

Rise Over Run

Choose Two points

Determine Sign

• Put these three steps in the correct order.

• I will choose a student at random to share out.

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Rise

divided by

Think Pair Share

Run

Rise = 3

Run = 2

### Practice # 1: Find the slope of this line

+

Step 1: Choose Two points

Step 2: Rise Over Run

Step 3: Determine Sign

Rise

divided by

Think Pair Share

Run

Run = 3

Rise = 1

### Practice # 2: Find the slope of this line

negative

Step 1: Choose Two points

Step 2: Rise Over Run

Step 3: Determine Sign

Think Pair Share

Rise = 2

Run = 5

### Practice # 3: Find the slope of this line

+

Step 1: Choose Two points

Step 2: Rise Over Run

Step 3: Determine Sign

Rise

divided by

Think Pair Share

Run

Run = 2

Rise = 3

### Practice # 4: Find the slope of this line

negative

Step 1: Choose Two points

Step 2: Rise Over Run

Step 3: Determine Sign

### Before you leave:

1. What type of slope is shown? (Positive, negative, zero or undefined?)

2. What would a slope of -1/2 look like? (Uphill, downhill, steep, shallow, 45-degree angle…)

3. What is the slope of the line above?

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