Using function operations, students discover how to transform linear, absolute value, quadratic, cubic, and radical 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 in a Pre-Calculus curriculum or after they have learned all of the above functions in Algebra 2. For a version that can be used earlier in the Algebra 2 curriculum, 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.
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