Slope and Equations of Lines through Points

Algebra students need practice determining equations of lines given a pair of points, or the line parallel or perpendicular to a given line through a given point. This Demonstration, along with guiding worksheets or a teacher presentation, gives students a chance to see the relationships between these lines and points.

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You can drag the two red points. Click the parallel or perpendicular check boxes to get a third point, which you can also drag. Zoom can be varied to include larger coordinate values.
Special thanks to Dr. Steven Broad, University of Notre Dame, for assistance.
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Related Curriculum Standards

US Common Core State Standards, Mathematics