Today, my Algebra 1 students learned about pointslope form. This is the third and final form of a linear equation we will cover. At first, my students were apprehensive about the new formula, but they quickly warmed up to it. Today, we focused on writing equations in pointslope form and finding the slope and coordinates of the point from the equation.
Tomorrow, we will review this and create the following foldable. Then, I hope to spend the rest of tomorrow's class period reviewing once again how to rearrange equations to slopeintercept form. My students are really struggling with rearranging equations. I have a few who get it, but the rest seem to always divide when they are supposed to add or subtract and vice versa. We've talked about following the order of operations backwards. We've taken notes over it several times under different scenarios. But, nothing seems to make the process click for my students.

Point Slope Form of a Linear Equation Foldable 

Inside Flap of PointSlope Foldable 

Inside Flap of PointSlope Foldable 
We are taking our test on this unit today. Will tuck your foldable away for next year!
ReplyDeleteCan you please post a picture of the last page of the foldable, showing it graphed?
ReplyDeleteDid she ever post it?
DeleteI'm not sure if I still have a copy of it. Sorry!
DeleteI really like your postit note method for reviewing this concept! Maybe another helpful addition to your foldable would be a page on converting from slopeintercept form to pointslope form? I think that students just need practice with this because all it really is is algebraic rearrangement.
ReplyDeleteHi Sarah, just wanted to let you know that I love your stuff! Whenever I search pinterest for teaching ideas, I always smile when I see your blog as the link  because I know it will be something good, worth using, & FREE. Thank you so much. And keep up the good work!!
ReplyDeleteThanks Rebecca! Your comment made my day!
DeleteHi Sarah,
ReplyDeleteCan you send me the template for this foldable or instructions on how to create it?
Also, the last tab of the foldable?
I love it!
We cut a piece of paper in half. Shift the top layer up a smidge. Then, fold in half to make four tabs. The bottom tab just had an equation in pointslope form they had to graph. Sorry I don't have a picture!
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