MPM1D

- determine, through investigation, the characteristics that distinguish the equation of a straight line from the equations of nonlinear relations
- identify, through investigation, the equation of a line in any of the forms y = mx + b, Ax + By + C = 0, x = a, y = b
- express the equation of a line in the form y = mx + b, given the form Ax + By + C = 0
- determine, through investigation, various formulas for the slope of a line segment or line and use the formulas to determine the slope of a line segment or a line
- identify, through investigation with technology, the geometric significance of m and b in the equation y = mx + b
- identify, through investigation, properties of the slopes of lines and line segments
- graph lines by hand, using a variety of techniques
- determine the equation of a line from information about the line
- describe the meaning of the slope and y-intercept for a linear relation arising from a realistic situation
- construct tables of values, graphs, and equations, using a variety of tools to represent linear relations derived from descriptions of realistic situations

- 51 plastic Easter eggs (find at a Dollar store)
- 2 Easter baskets (find at a Dollar store)
- analytic geometry questions
- solution handout
- Smartboard
- Smart Notebook file with score board
- whiteboard and markers (optional)
- Easter decorations (optional)
- prizes for winning team (optional)

- Print questions in colour. Cut out questions and place one in each of the 51 eggs.
- Place eggs in an Easter basket.
- Bring up the scoreboard on the smartboard. (Could create your own scoreboard if a smartboard is not available)
- Place students is groups and give each student a whiteboard and marker.
- Have each group choose an Easter basket from the scoreboard.
- One student from the group will come up and choose an egg. They will bring it back to their group where all members will answer the question inside.
- One person will then come and check their answer with the teacher.
- The teacher will check off that the group has answered that question.
- The student will then drag an egg to their Easter basket on the smartboard. Based on difficulty, questions with no eggs on the card students collect 1 egg, questions with 2 eggs on the card students collect 2 eggs and the same with 3 eggs.
- Have students place the question back in the egg and choose another one. (Answered questions with egg should be put in a separate basket and put back in circulation when eggs get low.)
- The group who collects the most eggs will win.

**Note: There are some special cards that students will find. I call these the golden eggs (they are not always in yellow eggs but the card is yellow).**

To see the activity in action with an applied class (with proportional reasoning), go to this post (ie it runs the same way but with different questions)

- Analytic Geometry Egg Hunt questions (pdf) (doc)
- Analytic Geometry Egg Hunt solutions (pdf) (doc)
- Egg Hunt scoreboard (Smart Notebook file) (not)

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