  # Calculate the Gradient of a Line

In this worksheet, students work out the gradient of a line on coordinate axes. Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:   Algebra

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Linear Equations (Two Variables) and Gradients

Difficulty level:   #### Worksheet Overview

 Gradient of line  = y-step x-step

Example

Find the gradient of the red line. First we must find points with whole number coordinates on the red line in order to build a "step". The vertical part of the step (y-step) = 4

The horizontal part of the step (x-step) = 2

 Gradient of line  = y-step = 4 =  2 x-step 2

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