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### Slope Poster for your Classroom

It's funny how some topics in algebra just keep coming back around. Finding slope is first introduced in 7th grade and follows students all the way through calculus with finding derivatives. Even though I was teaching algebra 2 at the time, I kept finding myself drawing linear graphs on the board whenever introducing one of our new nonlinear functions.

The poster linked in this post shows examples of each type of slope-- positive slope, negative slope, zero slope and undefined slope. The poster can be enlarged for your wall or hung as-is, and also comes with smaller-sized student handouts. Best of all, the poster is free.

Over the years, I've made a bunch of fun slope activities. Throughout 2020, many of these got digital updates to work in Google Slides or Forms. The posthas ideas for teaching slope with links to task cards, a sorting activity, a slope tree, slope pennants, a free slope puzzle and a new slope digital math escape room.

 Slope digital math escape room

I also love, love, love templates like the Algebra 1 template below. We used them in my algebra 2 class for warmups and quick checks for understanding. This one here has spaces for creating a table, finding the x-intercept, finding the y-intercept, finding slope, graphing the line and writing the equation.

Coming back to the slope poster, I added a black and white version to the download. In all my years of teaching, I never had access to a color printer. So I think about that a lot when making printables. With that being said, I know a lot of teachers do have access to color printers (or are willing to print at home or sent to a print shop), so I finally listened and added color versions to all of my math word walls.

>> You can find the free slope poster here.

For a reference showing why we subtract in the slope formula, the above slope reference is a recent addition to my 8th grade math word wall

#### 1 comment:

1. Thanks for the freebies. I am now following you on TpT.

~ Edd

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