My Algebra 1 students are expected to understand how to transform a quadratic function (by reflection, vertical stretch/compression, and translation), so I wrote this worksheet to help them understand how to transform the basic parent function y = x^2.
It will really help if they have 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.
This worksheet is intended to be written on directly.
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.