Algebra: Slope

An explanation of slope and how to find it by Khan Academy.

Grades 6 through 8 Material from CK-12

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Recognize and represent proportional relationships between quantities.



Graph proportional relationships, interpreting the unit rate as the slope of the graph. Compare two different proportional relationships represented in different ways. For example, compare a distance?time graph to a distance?time equation to determine which of two moving objects has greater speed.


Use similar triangles to explain why the slope m is the same between any two distinct points on a non?vertical 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.


Construct a function to model a linear relationship between two quantities. Determine the rate of change and initial value of the function from a description of a relationship or from two (x, y) values, including reading these from a table or from a graph. Interpret the rate of change and initial value of a linear function in terms of the situation it models, and in terms of its graph or a table of values.