Graph Match

Match the graphs with their equations or descriptions. A self-marking, drag-and-drop mathematical exercise.

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This is Level 1 (Linear graphs and equations). Match the graphs with the corresponding equations.

$$y = x - 1$$

$$y = x + 1$$

$$y = x + 3$$

$$y = - x$$

$$y = \frac12 x + 3$$

$$y = x + 2$$

$$y = 2x − 1$$

$$y = 2-x$$

$$y = 2x + 5$$

$$y = 2x + 1$$

$$y = x$$

$$y = 4 - \frac12 x$$

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This is Graph Match level 1. You can also try:
Gradient Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Exam-style Questions

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Gradient - A pre-requisite for doing the graph exercises is being able to calculate the gradient of a line.

Level 1 - Linear graphs and equations

Level 2 - Linear and quadratic graphs and equations

Level 3 - Mixed polynomials

Level 4 - Quadratics in the form $$ax^2 + bx + c$$ given information about the coefficients

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For straight line graphs arrange the equation in the form $$y = mx + c$$ where $$m$$ represents the gradient of the line and $$c$$ the y-intercept.

Maybe this video will remind you of some of the techniques for recognising graphs.

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