My IB/ Precalculus students were familiar with the concept of shifting and stretching functions, but when I used it in the context of function notation, they seemed to have no idea what I was talking about. I wrote this worksheet to help them make sense of what happens to functions that can't easily be manipulated on a graphing calculator.
I use this activity within cooperative groups, and I circulate to make sure they are getting the purpose of the questions.
The file includes spiral review problems.
For this worksheet, I expect students to show their work on a separate sheet of paper.
Please download the pdf preview file first, so you can see exactly what's included; the product file is a word document, which you may personalize for your students.
Keywords: transformations of functions, Jonnard