This is a collection of five activities (which have also been listed as individual resources) that are useful when learning the basic skills involved with co-ordinates (points), gradients, straight line graphs, writing straight line formulae, intercepts and vectors (if needed).
These activities can be used as starters or review work but they do help to tie the ideas together and provide the variety needed. Being able to handle the tiles adds another dimension to the learning process. I usually ask that students combine the tiles and glue them into their work books - some students have other ways of working with them eg numbering/shading in.
The 3 Level Guide is a favourite as it encourages students to provide reasons or evidence to support their True/False decisions. The 3 levels are based on Bloom’s Taxonomy with the lowest level requiring remembering/understanding, the next level requiring ideas to be connected and the final level encouraging a deeper understanding.
The cloze resource is straight forward and helps to “state the obvious” with the process of eliminating some options. It helps to confirm what the students already know or think they know.
Here are links to the individual resources:
Algebra Gradient and Line Match Up
Algebra Gradient Intercept Straight Line Equation Match Up
Algebra Gradient Straight Line Point and Vector Match Up
Algebra Point Gradient and Vector Cloze
Algebra Linear Graphs 3 Level Guide
Check out Algebra 1 Bundle 1
which has 7 resources involving simplifying, expanding, factorising, solving, rearranging, substitution. The resources include Match Ups, Flash Cards and a powerpoint containing with 4 Noughts and Crosses games