These slides are in groups of 4 designed to be used as a mini-whiteboard exercise for groups that need reinforcement on equations of the more basic straight-line graphs that can be determined by looking at patterns in the co-ordinates of points on the line (i.e. all points have a y-coordinate of -4 means the line is y=-4)

The idea is that you show the line itself first and ask students to show on their mini-whiteboards the equation of the line if they know it. If they donâ€™t, then showing them the next slide with a bunch of co-ordinates provides the scaffolding. The next slide then reveals the equation and the final slide is to make the point that the coordinates themselves are arbitrary.

## Ideas for better maths teaching