This Project-Based Learning experience blends art and linear equations to help students make connections and extend their knowledge from a very basic understanding of y = mx + b to a true understanding of how slope and y intercept look differently in both equation form and graphed. Students get to use their creativity while at the same time make some major connections:
1) How do equations that have opposite slopes look on a graph?
2) What happens when two equations have the same slope but opposite y intercepts?
3) How does scale factor affect the appearance of the art?
I used this with my 6th grade honors class (preparing for Algebra I in 7th grade) but it would be appropriate for any middle school grade level and I even had a 5th grade teacher state that she would modify this lesson to teach graphing lines which I may also do with my standard 6th grade students!
- Middle School
- Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
- Material Type:
- Activity/Lab, Lesson Plan, Module
- Tabatha Myers
- Date Added:
- Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
- Media Format:
No evaluations yet.