Graphing/Linear Equations (8.ee.5)

Hi There,
Our students have been struggling with the math standard 8.ee.5. We love using Formative to get them more engaged and work out the problems. I really would love some more ideas on how to make it more interactive. Right now, we post pictures of the graph and ask for the correct linear equation and we have also used the show your work option with a graph as the background so they can show us how to graph the equation of the line. I would love any input that you may have that has worked successfully in your classroom when it comes to graphing linear equations.
Thank you!

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I have not figured out how to graph on GoFormative yet. I have used Delta Math and the graphing linear equations/ systems of equations link to help my students. It is a great simulator that gives them practice graphing lines, finding the intersection point, and writing it as an ordered pair. You can set an amount that they have to get right and if students need extra practice they can go past the “required” number of problems and continue to practice. The cool thing about this site is that it also shows the student the correct answer after they submit it incorrectly!

Shelby.

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Hello @egildner! Are you looking for application problems? If so, have you been to the site https://im.openupresources.org/ ? I came across it as a resource for problems to use with my 8th graders this year.

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@egildner @longs Have you seen our advanced Desmos graphing question type? It allows students to enter expressions or create table to display graphs.

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@mnunkester thank you! I just joined the site. Lots of great resources. I will look into this some more.

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@david yes! I just recently used this questions on one of my formatives where they have to graph two equations to find the point of intersection for a system of equations. I am hoping they do well with it as it will be the first time they have used the feature. :slight_smile:

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Another option if you would like them to work from the graph to the equation is to create a desmos graph, take a screenshot of just the graph portion and pop that in the go formative. Your next question would be what is the equation of the line pictured above.

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How would you make this work in goformative? Is there a how to video somewhere? Is this a premium upgrade option only? TIA!

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@maixnerk Yes, the Desmos Graphing Question type is part of our premium plan! Here’s a how-to article about it!

Currently, you can write question text an students can respond by entering an expression or creating tables to generate graphs. Those graphs will update in real-time on your View Responses page. As a former 6th grade math teacher, I could see myself using this feature to help teach my students about linear equations. I would perhaps start with giving them a scenario, which they can use to establish a independent and dependent variable. I might use the Show Your Work question type to let them fill out a table so they can see the relationship between them. From there, I might have them create an equation and then graph it so they can if it “works”.

Here’s a couple examples I made which feature other use cases for the graphing question type :slight_smile:

5th grade: https://goformative.com/clone/XOLQJL
6th grade: https://goformative.com/clone/QFZUFR
7th grade: https://goformative.com/clone/YSUUST
8th grade: https://goformative.com/clone/DQXMDD

I’d be interested in hearing how other @Math_Educators are using the Graphing Question type too!

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I would love to hear this goes and if there’s anything we can do to make it even better for you and your students!

Hi! I like to embed videos (I use edpuzzle) into my formatives so students have examples/notes as guides. This helps them become independent learners and also provides another avenue for them to learn. Here is an example of one of my formatives on lines (its an older one, before the premium options became available).
Clone Code: QMRBZT
or
https://goformative.com/clone/QMRBZT

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