Students work in pairs or groups of three to graph an absolute value function, write it as a piecewise function, then perform two specific transformations on their function and describe the changes that occurred. This is intended as a practice activity for use before a formal assessment of students.
I used this as a sidewalk chalk activity with my students, but it could be easily accomplished within the classroom by using whiteboards or chart paper.
This activity includes 11 different absolute value functions, and their solutions. The 11 functions differ in difficulty, so students could be grouped according to their level of understanding, allowing for a challenge for those students who need it. There are also two additional challenge questions and a homework assignment included in this file.