Practice graphing equations on coordinate grids. All equations are linear equations. All graphs are in Quadrant I only, so students can explore graphing equations without prior knowledge of negative numbers. Equations are presented in y = mx + b form, starting with graphing y = x, and then slowly incorporating addition, subtraction, and multiplication.
Each page is designed to provide practice graphing equations AND to spark discussion about the patterns to be discovered in these graphs of linear equations.
This set includes 16 pages of graphing equations practice, plus a 16-page full-size answer key. Each page has three equations to graph and one discussion starter question. These questions are meant to open up opportunities for students to discover patterns, such as why adding to x shifts the line upward, or why multiplying changes the slope.
Use these pages for whole-group instruction, small groups, or individual practice, and plan to allow time for discussion of the patterns students notice.