Academic Standard

Know and interpret the equation y = mx + b as defining a linear function, whose graph is a straight line; give examples of functions that are not linear.
Initiative: 
Tennessee State Standards
Framework: 
Mathematics
Type: 
Standard
Code: 
TSS.Math.8.F.A.3
Grade range: 
8
Groupings:
Content Emphasis = Major Content

For example, the function A = s2 giving the area of a square as a function of its side length is not linear because its graph contains the points (1,1), (2,4) and (3,9), which are not on a straight line.