**Slope** is a measure of how steep a line is. It is the ratio of the vertical change (rise) to the horizontal change (run) between two points on a line.

The formula for finding the slope (*m*) between two points (*x1, y1*) and (*x2, y2*) on a line is:

*m* = (*y2 - y1*) / (*x2 - x1*)

This can also be visualized as:

*m* = ^{change in y}/_{change in x}

There are three main types of slope:

**Positive Slope:**If a line goes up from left to right, it has a positive slope. A positive slope indicates that as*x*increases,*y*also increases.**Negative Slope:**If a line goes down from left to right, it has a negative slope. A negative slope indicates that as*x*increases,*y*decreases.**Zero Slope:**A line with a slope of zero is a horizontal line where*y*remains constant as*x*changes.

Slope can be used in the equation of a line (*y = mx + b*), where *m* is the slope and *b* is the y-intercept. The slope-intercept form of a line is helpful for graphing and making predictions.

To study slope effectively, follow these steps:

- Understand the concept of rise and run in relation to the slope.
- Practice finding the slope between two points using the slope formula.
- Identify and understand the different types of slope (positive, negative, zero).
- Learn how to use slope in the equation of a line (
*y = mx + b*). - Practice graphing lines using the slope-intercept form.

With a solid understanding of slope, you'll be able to analyze and interpret the steepness of lines and use this concept in various mathematical applications.

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Number and Operations (NCTM)

Understand numbers, ways of representing numbers, relationships among numbers, and number systems.

Understand and use ratios and proportions to represent quantitative relationships.

Compute fluently and make reasonable estimates.

Develop, analyze, and explain methods for solving problems involving proportions, such as scaling and finding equivalent ratios.

Geometry (NCTM)

Analyze characteristics and properties of two- and three-dimensional geometric shapes and develop mathematical arguments about geometric relationships.

Understand relationships among the angles, side lengths, perimeters, areas, and volumes of similar objects.

Create and critique inductive and deductive arguments concerning geometric ideas and relationships, such as congruence, similarity, and the Pythagorean relationship.

Apply transformations and use symmetry to analyze mathematical situations.

Describe sizes, positions, and orientations of shapes under informal transformations such as flips, turns, slides, and scaling.

Measurement (NCTM)

Apply appropriate techniques, tools, and formulas to determine measurements.

Solve problems involving scale factors, using ratio and proportion.

Grade 8 Curriculum Focal Points (NCTM)

Geometry and Measurement: Analyzing two- and three-dimensional space and figures by using distance and angle

Students use fundamental facts about distance and angles to describe and analyze figures and situations in two- and three-dimensional space and to solve problems, including those with multiple steps. They prove that particular configurations of lines give rise to similar triangles because of the congruent angles created when a transversal cuts parallel lines. Students apply this reasoning about similar triangles to solve a variety of problems, including those that ask them to find heights and distances. They use facts about the angles that are created when a transversal cuts parallel lines to explain why the sum of the measures of the angles in a triangle is 180 degrees, and they apply this fact about triangles to find unknown measures of angles. Students explain why the Pythagorean Theorem is valid by using a variety of methods - for example, by decomposing a square in two different ways. They apply the Pythagorean Theorem to find distances between points in the Cartesian coordinate plane to measure lengths and analyze polygons and polyhedra.