Using function operations, students discover how to transform linear, absolute value, and quadratic functions. From this investigation, students should be able to identify how to translate a function vertically or horizontally, reflect a function over the x-axis, and when the graph of a function will expand or contract.
This can be used early on in the Algebra 2 curriculum as students only need to be familiar with graphing linear, absolute value and quadratic functions. For a version that can be used later in the Algebra 2 curriculum, after students have learned cubic and radical functions, click here.
Students should also be familiar with function operations. They can then apply these concepts to transformations of more complex functions throughout the year.
You may also be interested in:
Continuity of Functions Practice
Inverse Functions Discovery Activity and Notes
Turning Points and End Behavior Task Cards Matching Activity