Linear Functions and Proportionality

Connect linear equations, proportionality, and constant rates of change to linear functions. Young mathematicians learn how linear equations of the form y = mx + b can represent linear functions. They then explore examples of linear functions.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners create a graphic organizer for the different representations of linear functions
Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils should have prior experience with linear equations
  • Individuals must also have familiarity with proportionality and constant rates of change
Pros

  • Includes a variety of contexts
  • Teacher guide has scaffolding tips at various points in the lesson
Cons

  • None
Common Core