# Equations of Vertical & Horizontal Lines – Complete Lesson

This is a complete lesson on equations of vertical and horizontal lines that explores the relationship between an equation and a graph, and looks at how to recognise the equations or plot graphs of lines parallel to the axes. The lesson is designed with the new GCSE specification in mind.

### Lesson Objectives

• To understand the link between equations and straight line graphs.
• To plot and draw graphs parallel to the axes, and y = x and y = -x.
• To recognise the equations of lines parallel to the axes.

### 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?

• Full lesson plan for the ‘Equations of Vertical and Horizontal Lines’ lesson, including introduction, teaching content, individual activities, plenary and suggested support and extension activities
• Coordinates Introduction
• Mini-Plenary
• y=x Demonstration
• Mini-Plenary
• Student Worksheet on Equations of Vertical and Horizontal Lines
• Rectangle Plenary
• Straight Line Graphs Fact Sheet
• Complete Solutions to all Questions

### Lesson Progression

This is the first lesson in the ‘Real Life Graphs’ unit of work (foundation tier) and also the first lesson in the ‘Linear Graphs & Coordinate Geometry’ unit of work (higher tier).

The Straight Line Graphs unit is available as a pack including homework activities and a unit assessment. The other lessons in the unit are:

The Linear Graphs & Coordinate Geometry unit is also available as a pack with homework activities and a unit assessment. The other lessons in this unit are: