This is the fourth of a four-lesson teaching series looking at all the different aspects of linear graphs. This is generally a topic that is done very poorly in exams and one that pupils especially at KS3 struggle with. These lessons are designed for pupils at KS3. With weaker groups, I tend to repeat lesson 2 twice, but will not lower the challenge to help them understand properly! This lesson looks at using the "x = 0 and y = 0" method to draw graphs... this does help to improve their understanding of the y-intercept and in future their understanding of roots when doing quadratic graphs etc...
I reviewed this subject after one of my past year 8 group struggled on this profoundly and I think now in terms of pedagogy this is now one of my most organised, structured and effective teaching topics. Four lessons for some might feel a lot, but it is worth taking the time to really get to grips with this topic, especially considering its understanding is still important at KS4 and KS5 maths.
All lessons in this series include starters, lesson objectives, keywords, very clear teaching examples, use of MWB, questions or worksheet with answers and plenaries. It also includes BLANK AXIS for questions so that pupils don't spend five minutes drawing axis's.
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