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For Year 9 Stage 5.3 Linear Relationships I trialled something new this year.

First I used / modified Stuart Palmer's worksheets as an introduction to the topic and to the concepts of distance, midpoint and gradient. See the first attachment.

Second I went further into creating connections between concepts without explicitly teaching each formula separately. See the second attachment.

Towards the end of the topic I put together a formula and definition matching activity.

Some students disliked the fact that they were not learning one formula / concept a lesson. Some enjoyed the fact that they could see the link between the equation, formula and graph easier.

10 November 2015 Edit: 8 November 2017

Shared by **Morgan Witt**

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- Topics:
- Patterns and Algebra, Straight Line Graphs

- Resource Type:
- Matching Activity, Worksheet - Print

- The Australian Curriculum:
- Number and Algebra, Linear and nonlinear relationships, ACMNA214 Year 9 Find the distance between two points located on a Cartesian plane using a range of s, ACMNA294 Year 9 Find the midpoint and gradient of a line segment (interval) on the Cartesian plane u

- Australian Curriculum / General Mathematics:
- Unit 2 Topic 3 Linear equations and their graphs, Straight-line graphs and their applications, ACMGM040 construct straight-line graphs both with and without the aid of technology , ACMGM041 determine the slope and intercepts of a straight-line graph from both its equation an…, ACMGM042 interpret, in context, the slope and intercept of a straight-line graph used to model…, ACMGM043 construct and analyse a straight-line graph to model a given linear relationship; for…

- NSW Mathematics K-10 Syllabus:
- Number and Algebra, MA5.1-6NA Linear Relationships, MA5.2-9NA Linear Relationships, MA5.3-8NA Linear Relationships

- NSW Mathematics Standard Stage 6 Syllabus:
- Algebra, MS-A2 Linear Relationships

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Thank you so much Morgan! I literally just sat down to create a resource similar to this using Stuart’s template and found your work - much appreciated!