Slope and Intercept

Shouldn’t you find how steep that hill is before you skate down it? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby will show you how to find the slope, or steepness, of a line! First, you’ll learn how to find a line’s slope by comparing how much it changes along each axis. You’ll discover how to calculate the changes in rise and run, and how to use those numbers to define a line’s slope. You’ll also find out how the intercept on the x- or y-axis can be plugged into the slope-intercept equation. Using that formula, you’ll be able to find the values of x or y at any point on the line. And you might think twice about taking on that half-pipe!

Algebra Lesson Plan: Experimenting With Slope and Intercept

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 4-8, students will experiment with slope and intercept using games, sports, and deduction. See more »

Algebra Lesson Plan: Create a Linear Equations Poster

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 4-8, students use BrainPOP resources to practice applying knowledge of distance, rate, and time to real-world problem solving. Students will also graph linear equations, demonstrate knowledge of slope and intercept, and solve two step equations. See more »

Math Skills Lesson Plan: It’s All Fun and Games

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students work collaboratively to research selected math skills. Students then create, play, and assess a math game that is designed to apply and reinforce their selected math concept. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »