Understanding Slope Intercept Form

Understanding Slope Intercept Form

What is m? What is b?

1) Go to the following site :

http://www.oercommons.org/courses/slope-intercept-form/view

2) Start with moving the m first.

  • What happens to the line when m is positive?

  • What happens to the line when m is negative?

  • What happens to the line when m is close to zero?

  • What happens to the line when m is close to 5?

  • What happens to the line when m is close to -5?

 

  • What is happening to the line when you change m?
     

3) Now move just the b. 

  • What happens to the line when b increases?

  • What happens to the line when b decreases?

 

  • What is happening to the line when you change b?

 

4) What does m stand for?

 

5) What does b stand for?

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