Nuffield Free-Standing Mathematics Activity Matching graphs and scenarios

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Nuffield Free-Standing Mathematics Activity

Matching graphs and scenarios

Measurements from real-life situations give different shapes of graph.

Measuring pulse rate

Using the cards, match each scenario with its graph.

100

0

160

Conversion graph (miles against kilometres)

miles

kilometres

100

2

Graph showing 100 mile journey

Distance travelled

(miles)

0

Time

(hours)

100

0

5

Graph showing amount of oil in tank

Amount

(litres)

(days)

Time

100

20

0

60

Graph showing temperature of water

Temperature

(C)

(minutes)

Time

0

– 20

Graph showing temperature of bread

Temperature

(C)

30

Time

(minutes)

212

32

0

100

Conversion graph (F against C)

Temperature

(F)

(C)

Temperature

50

0

Graph showing vehicle travelling at a steady speed before an emergency stop

Speed

(mph)

(seconds)

Time

50

0

5

Graph showing depth of water in bath

Depth

(cm)

Time

(minutes)

50

0

10

Graph showing vehicle setting off from junction

Speed

(mph)

(seconds)

Time

50

0

10

Graph showing growth of a plant

Height

(cm)

(weeks)

Time

100

0

50

Graph showing heart rate in exercise

Heart rate

(beats/minute)

(minutes)

Time

Graph showing amount of water in container

(ml)

Amount

200

0

50

(seconds)

Time

When interpreting a graph, which key features are useful?

Describe a real situation that would give a linear graph.

Describe a real situation that would give a curved graph.

Describe a real situation that would give a graph with more than one section (straight or curved).