Graphing Lines Using a Table

Almost any function you encounter in algebra can be graphed by creating a table of values. As such you want to understand how to construct a table of values and use these values to plots points and graph lines.  The key thing to remember is that creating your table involves doing calculations so be very careful that you are doing all the math right to obtain values.  Lastly a table of values is really a set of (x, y) points that are on the line in question.  Make sure that when you plot all your points that all the points line up in a straight line pattern- if they don’t you made an error in your table.  Enjoy the notes they are sure to help you!


some key topics that involve graphing lines with a table:

* ordered pairs
* x and y intercepts
* slope
* slope-intercept formula
* linear models
* range and domain
* functions

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