INB Pages for Equations of Parallel and Perpendicular Lines

Saturday, July 30, 2016
This post has pictures and files of two foldables that I made over writing equations of parallel and perpendicular lines. Our pacing guide says this should be taught in one day but I feel like it is a lot of material to review and practice (especially for my students) so I decided to split it into two days. It took me about a week to figure out how I wanted to present this lesson so here are the final results!

I want students to color code the "m", "b", "x1", and "y1" in the following pictures. I had to go back and edit the page to make the "=" and "+" sign black. My book breaks this information up into four sections so I tried to make a foldable that did the same. Students can go back to those sections in the book for extra practice.

A lot of my interactive notebook pages this year have steps on the "left side" because many of my students need the scaffolding and list of steps to help them be successful. I normally do my "interactive" pages right behind our notes (read previous posts).

I am still 100% sure about this lesson which is why I have not filled it in yet. My students really struggled with this topic last year so I hope that these two new foldables will help.

Here are the files if you decide you want to use: 


  1. This is a very thoughtful lesson. The idea to have students color code parts of the equation makes perfect sense, yet I have never thought of it before. Breaking down the four types of problems in one place will help kids review. Thanks for sharing hyper ideas.

  2. ... your ideas
    NOT hyper ideas - I stink at typing on an iPad.