What's the Rate? (Math)



This lesson will have students digging into the speed at which a variable changes over a specific period of time; also referred to as "rate of change". This lesson will explore linear algebra. functions and finding slope. Students will be able to apply their knowledge from this lesson, to create their animated gif in the unit "Someone Else's Shoes..."

Lesson Time

2 class sessions
120 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Arts, Media, and Entertainment Arts, Media, and Entertainment
    • Production and Managerial Arts
    • Design, Visual, and Media Arts
    • Performing Arts
K-12 Subjects
  • Mathematics
    • Algebra
Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

Standards and Objectives


California Math Common Core Standards (1)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will calculate rate of change and identify slope of lines.
  • Identify and graph linear equations in relation to real-world applications of slope and rate of change.

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