Skip to 0 minutes and 3 seconds Hello, and welcome to this STEM Learning online course all about graphs. Over the course of four weeks we will explore linear and quadratic graphs; the algebra behind them, their key features and where they appear outside of the classroom. We will provide you with clear, classroom-based teaching approaches that will help you to develop a deeper understanding of the topics we explore. Each week will include videos, examples, worked solutions and questions to help you consolidate and incorporate your learning into your teaching. Worksheet solutions are available on the last step of each week. We’ll begin by looking at function machines, finding inputs and outputs, and the rules that connect them.
Skip to 0 minutes and 49 seconds We’ll explore straight lines- we’ll draw axes, plot points, find the gradient and discover the equation of a straight line. We’ll also look at parallel lines, perpendicular lines and the many methods for finding their equations. Later in the course we will introduce quadratic graphs. You’ll see what they look like, how to sketch them and how to plot them. We will meet the equation of a quadratic graph and discover lines of symmetry, maximum and minimum points and find out where the line crosses the axes. We will finish the course by looking at transformations. You’ll see what happens when we move the graph up, down, left and right and also when we reflect it in a mirror line and stretch it too.
Skip to 1 minute and 33 seconds We look forward to seeing you on the course.