This assignment was created by Nicole McGlashan of Huron High School, Huron, South Dakota. It describes a self-directed activity in which students discover the nature of the transformation of a function's graph that occurs when the function itself is transformed.. Included in the assignement are links to the National Library of Virtual Manipulatives for Interactive Mathematics and Larry Green's interactive website.
To successfully complete this lesson, a student should be familiar with: Algebraic manipulation of equations; Solving radical equations; Solving rational equations; Solving absolute value equations. Graphs of polynomials, radical, rational, and absolute functions
After having completed this lesson the student should be able to determine the initial graph of a function and be able to determine the transformations of its graph that result from transformations of the function.