Slope it taught in just about every course from seventh grade on up. It’s a fundamental concept that is linked to so many other topics, so it’s essential for students to have a solid understanding of slope. If you are looking for some new ideas, here are five of my favorite slope activities!
1- Slope Formula Pyramid Sum Puzzle
In this activity, students find the slope between the given ordered pairs, then arrange them on the pyramid so that each slope is the sum of the two slopes directly above it. What makes this cool and an extra challenge is that it reviews adding fractions! And that’s a win-win.
2- Slope Formula Coloring Activity
In this activity, students find the slope between the given ordered pairs in each of the two columns. Then, they look for matching answers between the columns which will reveal the colors for the holiday lights below. I always taught slope around the holidays, so this was perfect!
Students find the slope given the graph, ordered pairs, a table, or the equation with these mazes. The solutions will navigate them through the maze. There are six versions included! Students love mazes!
4- Slope Formula Cut and Paste Puzzle (Digital Version)
I’ve posted about this activity before, but it’s worthy of mentioning again! In this digital activity, students find the slope of the ordered pairs, then slide the boxes around so the edges meet. I also have a non-digital version here where they can simply cut and paste the boxes on the template.
5- “Picturing Slope”
I don’t have a link to this activity, because it’s more of an idea. It’s quite simple, all students need is some graph paper! They must graph a picture and identify the slopes of at least 20 lines within the picture. My students wrote the slopes directly on the picture so they could be easily identified. This was one of my favorite projects and I was thrilled to find some old examples to share. Here are my favorites:
If you try one of these out, I hope it works well in your classroom!
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