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These are the Transum resources related to the statement: "Pupils should be taught to use the form y = mx + c to identify parallel {and perpendicular} lines; find the equation of the line through 2 given points, or through 1 point with a given gradient"

Here are some specific activities, investigations or visual aids we have picked out. Click anywhere in the grey area to access the resource.

- Equation of a Straight Line An online exercise about the equation y=mx+c and the features of a straight line graph.
- Gradient of a Line Practise the skill of finding the gradients of straight lines by counting squares and dividing rise by run.
- Graph Match Match the equations with the images of the corresponding graphs. A drag-and-drop activity.
- Graph Patterns Find the equations which will produce the given patterns of graphs.
- Straight Line Graphs 10 straight line graph challenges for use with computer graph plotting software or a graphical display calculator.
- Straight Line Graphs A challenge to produce the straight line patterns using a GDC or graph plotting software.

Here are some exam-style questions on this statement:

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*Show that line \(5y = 7x - 7\) is perpendicular to line \(7y = -5x + 55\).*" ... more - "
*A straight line goes through the points \((a, b)\) and \((c, d)\), where*" ... more - "
*Suppose a rhombus ABCD is drawn on a coordinate plane with the point A situated at (4,7). The diagonal BD lies on the line \(y = 2x - 5 \)*" ... more

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