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How do students know whether to use a line, ray, or segment when graphing?
How do students know whether to use a line, ray, or segment when graphing?

graphing help

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If the problem is limited to the first quadrant, then the slope needs to be considered to determine whether a segment or ray should be used. If the slope is positive, students must use a ray. If the slope is negative, students must use a segment.ย

If the problem provides a graph of the entire coordinate plane, then students will need to use a line.

There are some unique skills, and a best-practice is to solve a few problems of each skill before assigning to your students. This way, you can explain and model how the problems should be answered.

When graphing in one quadrant or in four quadrants, students have a drop-down at the top of the screen. From the drop-down, students will choose line, segment, or ray.

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Students may also change the increments on axes by clicking on the setting icon below the graph.

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