Today's lesson is a look back at some of the "application" problems we've done over the last few weeks, but trying to more explicitly tie them to the starting point/y-intercept and the slope/rate of change. I'm really trying to get them to think of the meaning of the y-intercept and the slope in these problems, as well as get them to begin to connect those ideas to the visual representation (the graph).
We'll work through the first 2 or 3 together, then they'll work on the rest by themselves. Depending on how far we get we'll save #6 for a later date.
Their homework will be to finish whatever problems we didn't get done in class (again, we may save #6 for later), to take the online pre-assessment over slope on the Moodle (assessment will be Friday), and (optionally) do some practice problems at CoolMath over calculating slope.