Lesson 11

Slopes and Intercepts

These materials, when encountered before Algebra 1, Unit 2, Lesson 11 support success in that lesson.

Lesson Narrative

The mathematical purpose of this lesson is for students to understand the connection between a graph and its equation. In the associated Algebra 1 lesson, students use a graph of a situation to match it with an equation written in the form \(Ax+By=C\). This lesson prepares students to be successful in the associated Algebra 1 lesson by allowing students to practice identifying corresponding parts of a linear equation with its graph. Students construct viable arguements (MP3) when they explain to a partner how they know a graph matches an equation. 

Student Facing

  • Let's analyze parts of a graph.

CCSS Standards


Building Towards