Exploring the Slope Triangle (WS 2)
Below you see a line and its equation.
Note: Write down all your answers on a sheet of paper.
- The red triangle is called "slope triangle" of the line. Describe how to
draw it using the coordinate axes as well as the origin and point M.
Hint: You can check the correct order of your construction steps.
- Look at the equation of the line. How is the equation
the slope triangle? Write down your assumption and check it for at least 3
different positions of point M.
to write the equation of the line in a more
general form. Use
the name “rise” for the vertical and
“run” for the horizontal leg of the triangle.
- Get more information about the slope of a line.