Alissa Fong

**MA, Stanford University**

Teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area

Alissa is currently a teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area and Brightstorm users love her clear, concise explanations of tough concepts

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When you are presented with a graph that has words on the axes, the graph is meant to describe a real world situation. To interpret the graph, look for key features, like the x and y intercepts, as well as the slope. The x and y intercepts happen when one of the quantities is zero, which is important. The slope tells you whether something is increasing or decreasing and how fast it is changing, and the units on the slope (y units on top of x units) can help tell a rate of change.

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