Ch 4: McDougal Littell Algebra 1 Chapter 4: Graphing Linear Equations & Functions

About This Chapter

The Graphing Linear Equations & Functions chapter of this McDougal Littell Algebra 1 Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with graphing linear equations and functions. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Graphing Linear Equations & Functions textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in the McDougal Littell Graphing Linear Equations & Functions chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the topics on graphing linear equations and functions you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn about:

  • The Cartesian coordinate system
  • The definition for slope
  • Finding and applying the slope of a line
  • Slope-intercept form and point-slope form
  • The graphing of zero slope
  • How basic functions are graphed
  • The rate of change

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7 Lessons in Chapter 4: McDougal Littell Algebra 1 Chapter 4: Graphing Linear Equations & Functions
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The Cartesian Coordinate System: Plotting Points & Graphing Lines

1. The Cartesian Coordinate System: Plotting Points & Graphing Lines

Watch this video lesson to see how useful the Cartesian coordinate system is. Learn how points are labeled and how you can plot points and graph lines using the system.

What is Slope? - Definition & Formulas

2. What is Slope? - Definition & Formulas

The slope is a measure of the steepness of a line, or a section of a line, connecting two points. In this lesson, you will use several different formulas for slope and learn how those formulas relate to the steepness of a line.

How to Find and Apply The Slope of a Line

3. How to Find and Apply The Slope of a Line

In this lesson, we'll discover all about the slopes of lines. We'll learn about different types of slopes and how to find the slopes of lines. We'll use two methods: the slope formula and the slope-intercept form.

Calculating the Slope of a Line: Point-Slope Form, Slope-Intercept Form & More

4. Calculating the Slope of a Line: Point-Slope Form, Slope-Intercept Form & More

Being able to calculate the slope of a line is a very useful skill to have. Why? Watch this video lesson to find out and learn how to find the slope when working with various equations and various lines.

Graphing Undefined Slope, Zero Slope and More

5. Graphing Undefined Slope, Zero Slope and More

There are two special cases when it comes to slopes on the xy plane: horizontal and vertical lines. Without any more information, these examples can be pretty confusing. But with a little instruction, they end up being some of the easiest lines to graph!

Graphing Basic Functions

6. Graphing Basic Functions

Graphs are just like maps - when you know the language! Review how locations have x and y coordinates similar to latitude and longitude, and how to plot points in the Cartesian plane.

Slopes and Rate of Change

7. Slopes and Rate of Change

If you throw a ball straight up, there will be a point when it stops moving for an instant before coming back down. Consider this as we study the rate of change of human cannonballs in this lesson.

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