There is a difference between a transformation of a parent function and a translation of a parent function--let students explore both! In this short packet, students will be asked to graph quadratics, describe the shift from the parent function, and identify key aspects of the function such as the vertex, domain, range, etc. The final page in this packet includes an application of translating and transforming the parent function to shoot pigs in a game of Angry Birds. Students may need guidance to complete the packet or Desmos Online Graphing Calculator. Note that the quadratics are in vertex form throughout the packet. I also encourage students to use smartphones/Google to define the terms in the first part of the activity.
Other products referred to in this activity: Vertical Transformations of the Parabola: Stretching and Shrinking Foldable!