I tried something new this year when I was introducing the concept of writing equations for lines parallel to a given line through a specific point. Please check out my Formative and give my feedback on 1) do you think my assignment met my goal, and 2) how can I make it even better for next year? Iâ€™ve included the sharing link so you can keep a copy for yourself you like it.

My students seemed to get a â€˜deer in the headlightâ€™ look whenever I started talking about Point-Slope Formula, so I decided to use Formative (https://goformative.com/clone/ANGJEF) as an introductory lesson. My goal was to help students â€˜seeâ€™ that parallel lines really do have the same slope, while at the same time having an â€˜answer keyâ€™ already in place when I segued back into the Point-Slope Formula. (Segue: By graphing the given data first, students can write the Slope-Intercept equation for the new line and that form becomes the â€˜answer key.â€™ Then I could teach the Point-Slope formula and manipulate it back into Slope-Intercept Form to prove that the formula works.

@Math_Educators hanks in advance for any feedback!