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?

Included in this download are the following:

  • 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: