These notes can be used for an introduction to exponential functions. The notes provide a space for students to create a graph, table and explanation of the type of transformation.
There are three short pages of guided notes that can help students explore and compare exponential functions. Students will graph the following functions:
y = 2^x,
y = 3 • 2^x and y = - 3 • 2^x
y = .5 • 2^x and y = - .5 • 2^x
Students compare each new function to y = 2^x. Students can identify if the newly graphed exponential function is a vertical stretch or shrink, a vertical reflection or a translation. You will also find two additional blank note pages for you to decide on your own exponential functions. A page of types of transformations is also included.
Answer keys are included.