Why is * SLOPE *so important??? Well, it tells us many different things about a situation. Here are a few verrrrry important reasons

*is so important:*

**SLOPE**- It tells us the
**UNITS**being compared EX/ 4/3 apples per oranges, 25 km/hr, 0.05 m/s - We can use slope to understand what happened before and predict what will happen in the future

*see below… ****Very Important***

Remember the example from class of the Penguin falling “backwards” off the iceberg? **The Slope was -2.5 m/s. **The penguin can fall in ANY DIRECTION backwards and the SLOPE will always look the same way on the graph.

Remember SLOPE (The Rate) represents what is happening in real life…BUT **the DIRECTION of the slope line depends on if slope is NEGATIVE or POSITIVE**. It doesn’t matter if the Penguin falls backwards to the left, center, or to the right…the SLOPE (The Rate) is NEGATIVE!!!!

**Slope Quiz** – Let’s see how well you comprehended the idea of SLOPE (Rate of Change) ***Passing Grade is 95%*** Take the quiz as many times as you need to pass it, remember the only thing that matters is that you are learning! Just *click on the link* Slope Quiz and then Fill in your FIRST NAME (class#) and LAST NAME (student#) to get started. EX/ 4, 24 for _________because he is 10424