# Month: January 2012

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## New Document – Equation of a line in y = mx + b form

CC Alignment: 8th Grade (8.F.3) Relations, Functions, and Coordinate Graphs NCTM: Algebra > Equations > Graphing Equations It is safe to say that y = 2x + 6 is an equation of a line because it is in slope-intercept form. What about 2x = 6 – b? Is this an equation of a line? Is it in slope-intercept form? What […]

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## New Document – Convert Metric Units of Length, Mass, and Capacity

(Measurement > Measurement Systems > Conversions) While most students possess the background knowledge of the decimal system, they seem to struggle with the conversion of metric units. Is it the calculation or the concept of liter, meter, and gram that pose a problem for students? The document, Convert Metric Units of Length, Mass, and Capacity, provides students with practice of […]

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## New BuzzMath Document – Scale Factors

Why does an image become distorted when you enlarge just the width? What would a model of the Statue of Liberty look like if you shrunk just the dimensions of her height and not her width? The answers to these questions are based on the concept of scale factors. In the document, Scale Factors, students will explore and apply the […]