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Horizontal and Vertical Straight Line Graphs

Students learn how to plot and find the equation of horizontal and vertical straight line graphs.  As learning p...

Interpreting Straight Line Graphs

Students learn about interpreting straight line graphs by finding the gradient and intercept values.  As learnin...

Plotting Graphs on a Grid

Students learn how to complete a table of results and plot a straight line graph on a grid in the form y = mx + ...

Using Graphs to Solve Linear Equations

Students learn about using graphs to solve linear equations. Learning progresses from solving equations where th...

Using Real Life Graphs

Students learn how to model situations or procedures using real life graphs.  Learning progresses from drawing t...

Finding the Equation of Straight Line Graphs

The start of the lesson is used to review calculating the midpoints of line segments with different gradients.  ...

Plotting Straight Line Graphs

The lesson begins with reviewing substituting known values into various linear formulae.  In the development pha...

Gradient of Perpendicular Lines

The start of the lesson is used to recap calculating the equation of straight line graphs.  The development phas...

Gradient of Parallel Lines

The start of the lesson is used to recap calculating the gradient of linear functions.  The development phase te...

Gradient of Straight Line Graphs

The start of the lesson reviews calculating the mid-point for line segments with different gradients.  The devel...

Plotting Straight Lines from Two Points

Students begin to plot equations in the form ax + by = c by substituting in x= 0 along the yaxis and y= 0 along ...

Mr Mathematics Blog

Sharing an Amount to a Given Ratio

There are three common methods for sharing an amount to a given ratio.  Depending on the age group and ability range I am teaching I would choose one approach over the other two. The three methods are: Using fractions Unitary method Using a table In this blog I will demonstrate each of the three methods […]

Plotting Scatter Graphs and Understanding Correlation

To introduce plotting scatter graphs and understanding correlation I ask students to think about the relationships between different variables and to describe how they might be related. Here's my starter activity which students discuss in pairs then present to me on mini-whiteboards. When the students have had time to discuss the matching pairs we talk […]

Plotting Quadratic Graphs on Cartesian Axes

In recent examiner reports it is noted how important it is for students to understand the properties of a parabola  when plotting quadratic graphs on Cartesian axes.  Students who have a secure understanding of parabolas can use them to correct miscalculated values in their table of results and are more likely to attain full marks […]