In this book, children are taught to represent equations as graphs and to use the graph as a source of solution for the equation. The book covers linear and quadratic graphs. The book is published with a CD of the worksheets to enable teachers to print them out and use them in class. This book concentrates on patterns in tables and encourages the children to start to look for what is the 'same' in their patterns. They will start to think algebraically and have fun developing their number work.
Dr Graham Lawler is a teacher with over twenty years' experience, including as head of mathematics. He has acted as a consultant on mathematical education for both the BBC and Channel 4. And is the author of BBC Bitesize Maths and broadcasts regularly on radio as 'Mr Educator'
1 graphing equations, plotting points 2 graphing equations where a > 1 3 Graphing equations where c<0 4 graphing simultaneous linear equations a = 1 5 graphing simultaneous linear equations a > 1 6 investigating y = ax + b 7 graphing x^2 +ax + b = 0 8 graphing mx^2 +ax + b = 0 9 Practice Questions 10 Practice questions