These notes can be used as an introduction to graphing rational functions. The notes provide a space for students to create a graph, a table and an explanation of the type of transformation.
There are seven pages of guided notes that can help students explore the differences between the parent function and various rational functions.
Students compare the new function to the parent function. They will identify if the new graph is a vertical stretch or shrink, a reflection or a translation. The notes also ask students to determine and graph the asymptotes and to list the domain and range values. Answer keys are included.
An additional page of guided notes is provided on transformations. It provides information on translations, vertical stretches, vertical shrinks and reflections.