# Gradient-Intercept Form Exploration

- Author:
- Suzanne Doering

- Topic:
- Equations

Objective: Determine the role of the constants

*m*and*c*in gradient-intercept form,1) Using the top slider, change the value of

*m*. How does this affect the graph of the equation? What specifically does the number m tell you about the graph? 2) Using the bottom slider, change the value of*c*. How does this affect the graph of the equation? What specifically does the number c tell you about the graph? 3) Based on the equation, why do*m*and*c*play the roles you have described?