|Tool: Equation of a line in point - slope form - Math Open Reference||
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An interactive applet and associated web page that demonstrate the equation of a line in point-slope form. The user can move a slider that controls the slope, and can drag the point that defines the line. The graph changes accordingly and equation for the line is continuously recalculated with every slider and / or point move.
The grid, axis pointers and coordinates can be turned on and off. The equation display can be turned off to permit class exercises and then turned back on the verify the answers. The applet can be printed as it appears on the screen to make handouts.
The web page has a full description of the concept of the equation of a line in point - slope form, a worked example and has links to other pages relating to coordinate geometry.
Applet can be enlarged to full screen size for use with a classroom projector. After use in the classroom, student can access it again from any web browser at home or in the library with no login required.
This resource is a component of the Math Open Reference Interactive Geometry textbook project at http://www.mathopenref.com.
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|Courses:||Geometry||Equations of a line|
|Algebra||Slope Between Points, Finding Intercepts, Point - Slope Form, Graphing, Linear Formulas|