Slope-Intercept Form

Observe what happens as you move the two sliders.

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  1. Leave m as 1 and move slider b. Explain how the line is changing.
  2. Leave b as 1 and move m. Explain how the line is changing.
  3. Explain the direction of the line when m is positive and negative.
  4. What type of line do you see when m=0?
  1. After some exploration with the sliders, click on the functions one at a time and see in you can duplicate the function.
  2. Write down the functions you found for G(x), H(x) and J(x).

Athena Matherly, November 6, 2006, Created with GeoGebra Updated by S.H. Lapinski

Please direct questions and comments to HCPS Mathematics Specialist Henrico County Public Schools, 2009