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.
Grade Level(s): 8
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;
Resource Collection: Secondary Math specific existing tutorials