Graphs Starters:Graph Picture: Plot the given coordinates then join them up to form a picture. Pie Chart: An exercise in estimating what the sectors of a pie chart represent. Seedy CDs: Interpret data given in the form of a bar chart then create a new bar chart showing the given statistics.
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Comment recorded on the 10 September 'Starter of the Day' page by Carol, Sheffield PArk Academy: "3 NQTs in the department, I'm new subject leader in this new academy  Starters R Great!! Lovely resource for stimulating learning and getting eveyone off to a good start. Thank you!!" Comment recorded on the 8 May 'Starter of the Day' page by Mr Smith, West Sussex, UK: "I am an NQT and have only just discovered this website. I nearly wet my pants with joy. Comment recorded on the 19 October 'Starter of the Day' page by E Pollard, Huddersfield: "I used this with my bottom set in year 9. To engage them I used their name and favorite football team (or pop group) instead of the school name. For homework, I asked each student to find a definition for the key words they had been given (once they had fun trying to guess the answer) and they presented their findings to the rest of the class the following day. They felt really special because the key words came from their own personal information." Comment recorded on the 16 March 'Starter of the Day' page by Mrs A Milton, Ysgol Ardudwy: "I have used your starters for 3 years now and would not have a lesson without one! Fantastic way to engage the pupils at the start of a lesson." Comment recorded on the 9 October 'Starter of the Day' page by Mr Jones, Wales: "I think that having a starter of the day helps improve maths in general. My pupils say they love them!!!" Comment recorded on the 3 October 'Starter of the Day' page by Fiona Bray, Cams Hill School: "This is an excellent website. We all often use the starters as the pupils come in the door and get settled as we take the register." Comment recorded on the 6 May 'Starter of the Day' page by Natalie, London: "I am thankful for providing such wonderful starters. They are of immence help and the students enjoy them very much. These starters have saved my time and have made my lessons enjoyable." Comment recorded on the 17 June 'Starter of the Day' page by Mr Hall, Light Hall School, Solihull: "Dear Transum, Comment recorded on the 2 April 'Starter of the Day' page by Mrs Wilshaw, Dunsten Collage,Essex: "This website was brilliant. My class and I really enjoy doing the activites." Comment recorded on the 17 November 'Starter of the Day' page by Amy Thay, Coventry: "Thank you so much for your wonderful site. I have so much material to use in class and inspire me to try something a little different more often. I am going to show my maths department your website and encourage them to use it too. How lovely that you have compiled such a great resource to help teachers and pupils. Comment recorded on the 1 May 'Starter of the Day' page by Phil Anthony, Head of Maths, Stourport High School: "What a brilliant website. We have just started to use the 'starteroftheday' in our yr9 lessons to try them out before we change from a high school to a secondary school in September. This is one of the best resources online we have found. The kids and staff love it. Well done an thank you very much for making my maths lessons more interesting and fun." Comment recorded on the 28 September 'Starter of the Day' page by Malcolm P, Dorset: "A set of real life savers!! Comment recorded on the 23 September 'Starter of the Day' page by Judy, Chatsmore CHS: "This triangle starter is excellent. I have used it with all of my ks3 and ks4 classes and they are all totally focused when counting the triangles." Comment recorded on the 26 March 'Starter of the Day' page by Julie Reakes, The English College, Dubai: "It's great to have a starter that's timed and focuses the attention of everyone fully. I told them in advance I would do 10 then record their percentages." 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We developed it into a whole lesson and I borrowed some hats from the drama department to add to the fun!" Comment recorded on the 19 June 'Starter of the Day' page by Nikki Jordan, Braunton School, Devon: "Excellent. Thank you very much for a fabulous set of starters. I use the 'weekenders' if the daily ones are not quite what I want. Brilliant and much appreciated." Comment recorded on the 25 June 'Starter of the Day' page by Inger.kisby@herts and essex.herts.sch.uk, : "We all love your starters. It is so good to have such a collection. We use them for all age groups and abilities. Have particularly enjoyed KIM's game, as we have not used that for Mathematics before. Keep up the good work and thank you very much Comment recorded on the 3 October 'Starter of the Day' page by Mrs Johnstone, 7Je: "I think this is a brilliant website as all the students enjoy doing the puzzles and it is a brilliant way to start a lesson." 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Notes:This topic includes algebraic and statistical graphs including bar charts, line graphs, scatter graphs and pie charts. Graphs Teacher Resources:A Show Of Hands: Produce a number of graphs and charts from a quick show of hands. Cartoon Scatter Graph: Place the cartoon characters on the scatter graph according to their height and age. Correlation: Arrange the given statements in groups to show the type of correlation they have. Graph Paper: Flexible graph paper which can be projected onto a white board as an effective visual aid. Graph Plotter: An online tool to draw, display and investigate graphs of many different kinds. Helicopter View: An animated introduction to distancetime graphs. Arial photographs of vehicles moving along a road placed side to side form a graph. Human Graphs: Students should be encouraged to stand up and make the shapes of the graphs with their arms. Human Scatter Graphs: Pupils move to positions in the room according to their data relative to the walls as axes. Hurdles Race: An animated distance time graph to be viewed while a student interprets the graph and comments on the race that produced the graph. Straight Line Graphs: 10 straight line graph challenges for use with computer graph plotting software or a graphical display calculator. Graphs Activities:Cartoon Scatter Graph: Place the cartoon characters on the scatter graph according to their height and age. Circle Equations: Recognise and use the equation of a circle with centre at the origin and the equation of a tangent to a circle. Completing the Square: Practise this technique for use in solving quadratic equations and analysing graphs. Correlation: Arrange the given statements in groups to show the type of correlation they have. Differentiation: Practise the technique of differentiating polynomials with this self marking exercise. Equation of a Line Through Points: Match the equations of the straight line graphs to the clues about gradients and points. Equation of a Straight Line: An online exercise about the equation y=mx+c and the features of a straight line graph. Fill Graph Pairs: If the container is gradually filled with a steady flow of water which heighttime graph would be produced? Function Builder: An interactive function machine for patterns, numbers and equations. 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 draganddrop activity. Graph Patterns: Find the equations which will produce the given patterns of graphs. Graph Plotter: An online tool to draw, display and investigate graphs of many different kinds. Plotting Graphs: Complete a table of values then plot the corresponding points to create a graph. Plotting Scatter Graphs: Plot scatter graphs from data representing a number of different everyday situations. Reading Graphs and Charts: Answer reallife problems from different types of graphs and charts including piecewise linear graphs. Travel Graphs: Test your understanding of distancetime and speedtime graphs with this selfmarking exercise. Using Graphs: Use the graphs provided to solve both simultaneous and quadratic equations. Yes No Questions: A game to determine the mathematical item by asking questions that can only be answered yes or no. Graphs Investigations:Function Builder: An interactive function machine for patterns, numbers and equations. Graph Plotter: An online tool to draw, display and investigate graphs of many different kinds. Search for Infinity: Manipulate the Lissajou curve to produce a perfectly symmetrical (vertically and horizontally) infinity symbol. Graphs Videos:Human Graph Shapes: Chapel HillChauncy Hall teacher Kelly Overbye demonstrates how she uses Multiple Intelligences, to teach her students about the slope of graphs. [Similar to Transum's Human Graphs] Scatter Graphs: Maths teachers from England construct a scatter graph from their heights and shoe sizes. Straight Line Equations: A tutorial explaining how the graph of a straight line can be sketched from the equation in the form y=mx+c Graphs Worksheets/Printables:Graph Picture Axes: Four sets of axes and coordinates from which reflecting pictures can be drawn. Straight Line Graphs: A challenge to produce the straight line patterns using a GDC or graph plotting software. Graphs External Links:Links to other websites containing resources for Graphs are provided for those logged into 'Transum Mathematics'. Subscribing also opens up the opportunity for you to add your own links to this panel. You can sign up using one of the buttons below: SearchThe activity you are looking for may have been classified in a different way from the way you were expecting. You can search the whole of Transum Maths by using the box below.
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