Tes Maths ROTW: Graph matching activity

Tackle the notoriously tricky topic of sketching a graph from an equation with this engaging activity, recommended by Tes Maths

Craig Barton

Tes Maths ROTW: Graph Matching Activity

Confidently sketch graphs from equations with the help of this engaging matching activity, from alutwyche

What is it?

Sketching graphs from equations is a notoriously tricky task that even the most confident pupils may struggle with. But, never fear! This activity is here to help.

Over a series of worksheets, learners are presented with a selection of equations and axis that must be matched together. Covering a wide range of topics, including quadratic, cubic and reciprocal graphs, this exercise is ideal for addressing misconceptions while promoting mathematical discussion. And, even better, each sheet develops steadily in difficulty –  great for keeping students on their toes!

How can it be used?

Suitable to use with a variety of year groups, simply select the topic you want to cover before introducing the relevant questions to your classes.

Alternatively, GCSE students will benefit from being presented this exercise in its entirety. Perfect for consolidating knowledge as part of a revision activity, surely there’s no better way to give learners a thorough understanding of graphs and their equations?

Craig Barton was speaking to Victoria Haughton. He is a secondary maths teacher in the north of England.