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Slope-Intercept Form

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Primary Type: Tutorial

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Linear equations of the form y=mx+b can describe any non-vertical line in the cartesian plane. The constant m determines the line's slope, and the constant b determines the y intercept and thus the line's vertical position.

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Subject(s): Mathematics
Grade Level(s): 8
Intended Audience: Educators , Students
Suggested Technology: Computer for Presenter, Computers for Students, Internet Connection, Interactive Whiteboard, Speakers/Headphones
Instructional Time: 5 Minute(s)
Keywords: linear equations;, slope;, y-intercept;, slope-intercept form;
Instructional Component Type(s): Tutorial Video/Audio/Animation
Resource Collection: Secondary Math specific existing tutorials

Aligned Standards

Name Description
MAFS.8.F.1.3: Interpret the equation y = mx + b as defining a linear function, whose graph is a straight line; give examples of functions that are not linear. For example, the function A = s² giving the area of a square as a function of its side length is not linear because its graph contains the points (1,1), (2,4) and (3,9), which are not on a straight line.