Instructional Activity# Interpreting Slopes

Lesson 6. Unit 6. Grade 8 Open Up Resources

Open Up Resources10 min(s)

This Instructional Activity is a part of the Lesson 6, Unit 6, Grade 8. In this activity, the association is made more precise by looking at equations and graphs of linear models for the data to determine the slope. The numerical value of the slope is then interpreted in the context of the problem. Remind students that earlier we looked at the price and mileage of some used cars. We saw that for these used cars, the price tends to decrease as the mileage increases. Display the scatter plot and linear model for the data.