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Learning Exercise: Interpreting Transformations of Functions

Interpreting Transformations of Functions
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.
Course: Algebra II , Advanced Algebra , Pre-Calculus , Trigonometry


Submitted by:
Kurt Cogswell
Date Last Modified:
November 29, 2004




  • College General Ed
  • High School


Transformations of functions and the related transformation of function graphs.


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

Learning Objectives

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.

Type of Task

  • Individual
  • Student-centered
  • Supplemental activity
  • Team
  • Unsupervised