Continuing my thoughts on using technology with graphing (see previous blog post). Students choose which family of graphs to draw. Drawing multiple lines on one coordinate grid encourages thinking about similarities and differences.
One student draws quadratic curves (excellent BIDMAS and substitution practice) while her neighbour draws straight lines through the origin (excellent for understanding what a graph is and how to use coordinates accurately). Both feel that they are doing the same task, bought into it through choice of difficulty, and able to help each other.