Feed Your Students a Hot Cup of Alphabet Slope

SLOPE-INTERCEPT TOWER ACTIVITY This activity is designed for students to complete BEFORE learning about slope-intercept form. The hands-on, cooperative learning activity introduces students to the notion of slope-intercept form and shows them how it can be used in a real-life situation. You will be impressed with how well the students will work toward finding a solution to the challenging problems in the Tower Activity.

SLOPE INVESTIGATION - BOUNCE ACTIVITY -- This 2-period (or 90-minute) activity is designed to come BEFORE learning about slope. It will allow students to discover through experiments what slope means and how to find it. Students will drop tennis balls, baseballs, and "SuperBalls" and measure their bounce heights from various distances. After this activity, your students should better understand slope, which should require you to spend less time with drill-and-practice afterward.

This star shaped cut-and-paste puzzle is a great way to give traditional practice a more creative twist! Students will use the slope formula to calculate the slope of a line given two points. Twenty problems are incorporated into the puzzle. The pieces are a bit smaller than in most puzzles of this type so that the completed star will fit on an 8 1/2" by 11" piece of paper.