NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ1150822
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0025-5769
A Different Pitch to Slope
Wolbert, William
Mathematics Teacher, v110 n9 p674-679 May 2017
The query "When are we ever going to use this?" is easily answered when discussing the slope of a line. The pitch of a roof, the grade of a road, and stair stringers are three applications of slope that are used extensively. The concept of slope, which is introduced fairly early in the mathematics curriculum has hands-on applications that students in a classroom can easily explore with only the need of graph paper. Hands-on activities give students appreciation of real-world mathematics. Each of the activities presented here is intended to help students gain a deeper understanding for the concept and applications of slope.
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191. Tel: 800-235-7566; Tel: 703-620-9840; Fax: 703-476-2570; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A