Writing Equations of Lines Parallel and Perpendicular to a Given Line Through a Point
Writing Equations of Lines Parallel and Perpendicular to a Given Line Through a Point

Slopes of Parallel and Perpendicular Lines: Inquiry Activity

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Standards

CCSSHSG-GPE.B.5

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Pages

3 pages

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Description

This discovery activity guides students to graph pairs of lines and observe patterns in equations of parallel and perpendicular lines. They notice that parallel lines have the same slope and perpendicular lines have slopes that are opposite reciprocals.
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For more practice on the same concept, try:
Task Cards: Slopes of Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
Parallel, Perpendicular, or Neither Card Sort
Algebra 1 Super Bundle
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If you like the inquiry-based style, try these other discovery activities:

Inquiry Activities

RELATED RESOURCES:

For more practice on the same concept, try:

Task Cards: Slopes of Parallel and Perpendicular Lines

Parallel, Perpendicular, or Neither Card Sort

Algebra 1 Super Bundle

Click the green star near the Math Giraffe icon if you would like to follow me.

Total Pages

3 pages

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Teaching Duration

40 minutes

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CCSSHSG-GPE.B.5

Prove the slope criteria for parallel and perpendicular lines and use them to solve geometric problems (e.g., find the equation of a line parallel or perpendicular to a given line that passes through a given point).

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