How to Draw a Graph of a Linear Equation

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Key takeaways
Recognise the equation of a line is the form of y=mx+c.
Substitute x values into an equation of a line to derive corresponding y coordinates.
Plot coordinates on a graph.
Shahriyar HajghassemHost: Shahriyar is a Maths Teacher at a School in Northwest London, teaching years 7 to 11. He graduated from the University of Warwick in 2013 and set off to China for two years teaching IGCSE and A-Level Economics.

Do you know how to draw a graph of a linear equation? In this class, students will learn how to find the equation of a line using a table of values. Students will be guided through how to choose x values and substitute those values into the equation to find the corresponding y-values of the coordinate point. In addition, students will plot the points on the graph and then connect the points to draw the line. This will reveal to students that the equation of a line is in the form of y=mx + c.

This class is aimed at students in Years 7 -11 and is a topic which is covered in both the foundation and higher paper. 

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Suitable for:

This class is suitable for students in years 7-11 (Intermediate KS3).

Class requirements:
You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes. In addition, a calculator will also be needed.
What to expect:
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