This activity is designed to help students with graphing translations of parent functions. Functions included are quadratics, square roots, cube roots, cubics and absolute value.
This activity also gets students up and about. Place the 10 cards on the wall around your room. Students pick any card to begin with. They should graph the function on the top of the page. After graphing on their own paper, students look around the room for a graph that matches theirs. Then they graph the next problem. They should continue until they return to the card they started with.
Option 2: Have the student start with the graph and write an equations to match the graph. Then continue until they return to the card they started with.
Included in the activity
- 10 Cards Activity - 2 of each function
- 5 Card Activity - 1 of each function
- Student Response Pages (3 version) includes graph and room for student to identify the parent graph, translation, domain and range of each function.
- Answer Key
- Absent Student Page (all the cards on 2 pages)