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Calculating Slope (page 1 of 2)
Name:______________________
Calculate the slope of each the lines using the XY coordinates of the given two points.
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Calculating Slope (page 2 of 2)
Name:______________________
Calculate the slope of the straight line between each set of two points.
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Calculate the slope of the straight line between each set of two points.
(X_{1},Y_{1)}  (X_{2},Y_{2)}  Slope 
(1,1)  (4,7) 
(7 – 1)/ (4 – 1) = 6/3
= 2

(1,8)  (3,0) 
(0 – 8)/ (3 – 1) = 8/2
= 4

(3,8)  (0,2) 
(2 – (8))/ (0 – (3)) = 6/3
= 2

(8,3)  (4,6) 
(6 – (3))/ (4 – (8)) = 3/12
= 0.25

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Related Resources
The various resources listed below are aligned to the same standard, (8EE06) taken from the CCSM (Common Core Standards For Mathematics) as the Expressions and equations Worksheet shown above.
Use similar triangles to explain why the slope m is the same between any two distinct points on a nonvertical line in the coordinate plane; derive the equation y = mx for a line through the origin and the equation y = mx + b for a line intercepting the vertical axis at b.
Example/Guidance
Worksheet
 Equation of a Line – Determining & Plotting (4 Pages)
 Slope Intercept Form (2 Pages)
 Converting to Slope Intercept Form (2 Pages)
Similar to the above listing, the resources below are aligned to related standards in the Common Core For Mathematics that together support the following learning outcome:
Understand the connections between proportional relationships, lines, and linear equations
 Graphing Proportional Relationships (From Example/Guidance)
 Graphing Proportional Relationships (2 Pages) (From Worksheet)
 Calculating & Plotting Coordinates – from linear equations e.g. y = 2x – 6 ( 9 of 10) (From Worksheet)
 Calculating & Plotting Coordinates – from linear equations e.g. y = 2x – 6 ( 10 of 10) (From Worksheet)