**Subject Area:**Mathematics

**Grade:**8

**Domain-Subdomain:**Expressions & Equations

**Cluster:**Level 2: Basic Application of Skills & Concepts

**Cluster:**Understand the connections between proportional relationships, lines, and linear equations. (Major Cluster) -

Clusters should not be sorted from Major to Supporting and then taught in that order. To do so would strip the coherence of the mathematical ideas and miss the opportunity to enhance the major work of the grade with the supporting clusters.

**Date Adopted or Revised:**02/14

**Date of Last Rating:**02/14

**Status:**State Board Approved - Archived

**Assessed:**Yes

**Assessment Limits :**

All triangles must be right triangles and on a coordinate grid. Numbers in items must be rational numbers. Functions must be linear.**Calculator :**Yes

**Context :**Allowable

**Test Item #:**Sample Item 1**Question:**Select all pairs of triangles that can be used to show the slope of a line is the same anywhere along the line.**Difficulty:**N/A**Type:**MS: Multiselect

**Test Item #:**Sample Item 2**Question:**Two collinear points are given in the table.

Give a third point that is also on this line.

**Difficulty:**N/A**Type:**TI: Table Item

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## Related Resources

## Formative Assessments

## Lesson Plans

## Original Student Tutorial

## Problem-Solving Task

## Tutorials

## MFAS Formative Assessments

Students are asked to derive the general equation of a line containing the origin.

Students are asked to derive the general equation of a line with a *y*-intercept of (0, *b*).

Students are asked to use similar triangles to explain why the slope is the same regardless of the points used to calculate it.

## Original Student Tutorials Mathematics - Grades 6-8

Learn how similar right triangles can show how the slope is the same between any two distinct points on a non-vertical line as you help Hailey build stairs to her tree house in this interactive tutorial.

## Student Resources

## Original Student Tutorial

Learn how similar right triangles can show how the slope is the same between any two distinct points on a non-vertical line as you help Hailey build stairs to her tree house in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

## Problem-Solving Task

This activity challenges students to recognize the relationship between slope and the difference in *x-* and *y-*values of a linear function. Help students solidify their understanding of linear functions and push them to be more fluent in their reasoning about slope and y-intercepts. This task has also produced a reasonable starting place for discussing point-slope form of a linear equation.

Type: Problem-Solving Task

## Tutorials

This tutorial shows how to find the slope from two ordered pairs. Students will see what happens to the slope of a horizontal line.

Type: Tutorial

In this tutorial, you will use your knowledge about similar triangles, as well as parallel lines and transversals, to prove that the slope of any given line is constant.

Type: Tutorial

This tutorial shows an example of finding the slope between two ordered pairs. Slope is presented as rise/run, the change in y divided by the change in x and also as m.

Type: Tutorial

## Parent Resources

## Problem-Solving Task

This activity challenges students to recognize the relationship between slope and the difference in *x-* and *y-*values of a linear function. Help students solidify their understanding of linear functions and push them to be more fluent in their reasoning about slope and y-intercepts. This task has also produced a reasonable starting place for discussing point-slope form of a linear equation.

Type: Problem-Solving Task