Classroom Activity
Distance, Slope and the Equation of a Line
Creating Functions to Automate the Pointer
/Power Pulley

Student groups will use linear algebra to automate the calculator-controlled Pointer to allign a wooden rod between two points marked on a pegboard and to display the equation of the line containing them. The slope formula along with the point-slope and slope-intercept forms of a line will be utilized.

Author: Robert Chaney
Activity Created: Sinclair Community College 2005

Participant Handout | Facilitator Notes
Calculator Programs
LINEUP ( This program also requires POIPIV, DCUINIT, plus the list LPOI )