Cubic Graphs – Complete Lesson

This is a complete lesson on cubic graphs that teaches students how to plot and interpret graphs of cubic functions. The lesson is designed with the new GCSE specification in mind.

Lesson Objectives

  • To draw graphs of simple cubic functions using tables of values.
  • To interpret graphs of simple cubic functions, including finding solutions to cubic equations.

Who is this Lesson For?

This pack is designed for GCSE higher or foundation tier students. It could also be used with Key Stage 3 students.

What is Included?

Included in this download are the following:

  • Full lesson plan for the ‘Cubic Graphs’ lesson, including introduction, teaching content, individual activities, plenary and suggested support and extension activities
  • Cubics Introduction
  • Example Cubic Graph
  • Example Cubic Table of Values
  • Example Cubic Graph
  • Student Worksheet on Cubic Graphs
  • Types of Graph Fact Sheet
  • Complete Solutions to all Questions

Lesson Progression

This is the fourth lesson in the ‘Rearranging Equations, Graphs of Cubic & Reciprocal Functions and Simultaneous Equations’ unit of work (foundation tier) and also the fourth lesson in the ‘Quadratic, Cubic & Other Graphs’ unit of work (higher tier).

The Rearranging Equations, Graphs of Cubic & Reciprocal Functions and Simultaneous Equations unit is available as a pack including homework activities and a unit assessment. The other lessons in the unit are:

The Quadratic, Cubic & Other Graphs unit is also available as a pack with homework activities and a unit assessment. The other lessons in this unit are: