# Graphing Linear Equations Lesson Plan: Functions

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This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic **Graphing Linear Equations****,** and supports the standard of using functions to model relationships between quantities. Students demonstrate understanding through a variety of projects.

**Step 1: ACTIVATE PRIOR KNOWLEDGE**

Display an image of a graph of a linear equation, like this:

Ask students:

*What information might you learn by looking at this graph?*

**Step 2: BUILD KNOWLEDGE**

- Read the description on the
**Graphing Linear Equations topic page**. - Play the
**Movie**, pausing to check for understanding. - Have students read one of the following
**Related Reading**articles: “Personalities,” “Gadgets,” or “Real Life.” Partner them with someone who read a different article to share what they learned with each other.

**Step 3: APPLY and ASSESS **

Students take the **Graphing Linear Equations Quiz**, applying essential literacy skills while demonstrating what they learned about this topic.

**Step 4: DEEPEN and EXTEND**

Students express what they learned about graphing linear equations while practicing **essential literacy skills** with one or more of the following activities. Differentiate by assigning ones that meet individual student needs.

**Make-a-Movie**: Produce a movie that answers this question: H*ow can a linear equation help to predict future outputs in a real-world situation*?**Make-a-Map**: Make a concept map identifying the input, output, and two to three ordered pairs for the equation y=3x+4.**Creative Coding**: Code a math problem that involves graphing linear equations.

**More to Explore**

**Graphing Lines Simulation**: Students explore the parameters of the slope formula to discover how modifying the graph affects the equation, and vice versa.

**Teacher Support Resources:**

**Pause Point Overview****:**Video tutorial showing how Pause Points actively engage students to stop, think, and express ideas.**Learning Activities Modifications**: Strategies to meet ELL and other instructional and student needs.**Learning Activities Support**: Resources for best practices using BrainPOP.