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Linear or Non-Linear...You Decide
The following Linear or Non-Linear...You Decide Activity can be used in the classroom, as a take-home activity, or in an online course. In the classroom, students can work alone or cooperatively to identify whether each equation given is linear or non-linear. Discussion should be encouraged within the class or within the group as to why a particular equation is linear or non-linear.
In an online course, students can also be assigned to a group and discussion can occur within each group as to whether an equation is linear or non-linear. As an enrichment activity, once students have identified the linear and non-linear equations, each student in the group should post their own example of a linear and non-linear equation.