Every Line is a Graph of a Linear Equation
Videos to help Grade 8 students learn how to prove that any point on the graph of y = mx + b is on a line l and that any point on a line l is a point on the graph of y = mx + b.
Plans and Worksheets for Grade 8
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Lessons for Grade 8
Common Core For Grade 8
New York State Common Core Math Module 4, Grade 8, Lesson 20
Lesson 20 Student Outcomes
• Students know that any non-vertical line is the graph of a linear equation in the form of y = mx + b, where b
is a constant.
• Students write the equation that represents the graph of a line.
Lesson 20 Summary
• Write the equation of a line by determining the y-intercept, (0, b) and the slope, m, and replacing the numbers b
and m into the equation y = mx + b
Lesson 20 Opening Exercise
Find the equations of the lines for graph 1 and graph 2.
Given the graph of a line, we want to be able to write the equation that represents it.
Which form of a linear equation do you think will be most valuable for this task, the standard form ax + by = c,
or slope-intercept form y = mx + b.
Write the equation that represents the graph of the line shown below:
First, identify the y-intercept.
Now we must use what we know about slope to determine the slope of the line.
What fraction represents the slope of this line?
What must the equation of the line be?
Exercises 1 - 6
Write the equation that represents the line shown.
Use the properties of equality to change the
equation from slope intercept form, y = mx + b, to standard form, ax + by = c,
where a, b, and c are integers and a is not negative.