The **slope, **or gradient**,** of a line can tell quite a mathematical story. At its simplest, the slope tells you how fast a line is rising or falling on a coordinate graph. This tiny tidbit of information will help you understand the data behind the line, specifically, how the variables are related.

If the slope is positive, that means the line will rise as it moves from left to right, indicating that the variables increase together. For instance, a line that compares the amount of time you study versus your grade point average will have a positive slope, or rising line. Obviously, the more you study, the higher your G.P.A. will be!

If the slope of a line is negative, that means that the line will fall as it moves from left to right, showing that the variables have an inverse relationship. For example, a line that compares the temperature outside with the amount of time you spend outside will probably have a negative slope. The colder it gets, the less time you want to spend outside.

These *free slope worksheets *will help you become an expert at calculating the slope of a line in a variety of different ways. All worksheets are printable and answers are provided for each of the worksheets. Good luck!

## Slope Worksheets (Graphed Points)

**Slope of a Line (Graphed Points) Worksheet 1 -** Here is a 9 problem worksheet where you will asked to find the rise and run between two points on a line, then determine the slope of the line. All of the slopes on this worksheet are positive values.

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**Slope of a Line (Graphed Points) Worksheet 2 -** Here is a 9 problem worksheet where you will asked to find the rise and run between two points on a line, then determine the slope of the line. This worksheets features both positive and negative slopes.

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**Slope of a Line (Graphed Points) Worksheet 3 -** Here is a 9 problem worksheet where you will asked to find the rise and run between two points on a line, then determine the slope of the line. This worksheet includes points that are graphed directly on each axis.

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**Slope of a Line (Graphed Points) Worksheet 4 -** Here is a 9 problem worksheet where you will asked to find the rise and run between two points on a line, then determine the slope of the line. This worksheet includes some points located at the origin of the coordinate graph.

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**Slope of a Line (Graphed Points) Worksheet 5 -** Here is a 9 problem worksheet where you will asked to find the rise and run between two points on a line, then determine the slope of the line. This worksheet introduces horizontal and vertical lines.

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**Slope of a Line (Graphed Points) Worksheet 6 -** Here is a 9 problem worksheet where you will asked to find the rise and run between two points on a line, then determine the slope of the line. This worksheet features graphs that have different scales.

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## Slope Worksheets (Two Points-No Graph)

**Finding the Slope of a Line (Given Two Points-No Graph)Worksheet 1 -** Here is a ten problem worksheet where you will be asked to calculate the slope of a line. Each exercise feature two points, and you will have to calculate the *rise* and *run* between the two points by finding the difference between the x-coordinates and the y-coordinates.

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**Finding the Slope of a Line (Given Two Points-No Graph)Worksheet 2 -** Here is another ten problem worksheet where you will be asked to calculate the slope of a line. Each exercise feature two points, and you will have to calculate the

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*run*between the two points by finding the difference between the x-coordinates and the y-coordinates.

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## Mr. Colwell

/ November 20, 2013Sure, what type of slope problem is it?

## Jaden

/ February 4, 2014How can slope be none

## Mr. Colwell

/ February 10, 2014Jaden, a horizontal line will have a slope of zero. The reason for this is that a horizontal line will never “rise”, so it’s rise will be zero. I hope this helps. Thanks for checking in.