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• On boards, draw a set of axes from -5 to 5 in both the x and y directions • In your pairs, label yourselves A and B • Person A needs to draw a line graph on their axes without showing person B • Now person A describes the line graph to person B, who draws the graph from the description • Once done, check that the two graphs match • If they do, sketch the graph and description given on a piece of square paper • If they don’t, as a pair work out what went wrong, and sketch the correct graph with a correct description on a piece of square paper • Repeat the process, swapping roles. What information do we need to describe a line accurately? The y-intercept and the gradient Objective: To recognise and use the y-intercept and the gradient of a graph. Find the gradient and y-intercept of the straight-line graph. (4,6) 8 (0,-2) 4 Find the gradient and y-intercept of the straight-line graph. (-9,5) 18 -6 (9,-1) In your own words, write down a definition of the y-intercept and the gradient If the line slopes up from left to right, then the gradient is positive. If the line slopes down from left to right, then the gradient is negative. • On boards, draw a set of axes from -5 to 5 in both the x and y directions • In your pairs, label yourselves A and B • Person A needs to draw a line graph on their axes without showing person B • Now person A describes the line graph to person B, who draws the graph from the description • Once done, check that the two graphs match • If they do, sketch the graph and description given on a piece of square paper • If they don’t, as a pair work out what went wrong, and sketch the correct graph with a correct description on a piece of square paper • Repeat the process, swapping roles. Draw two parallel lines. What do you notice about the gradient and y-intercept of these lines? Is this always true? Draw two perpendicular lines. What do you notice about the gradient of these lines? Is this always true?