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Learning Exercise

Material: Grapher
Submitted by: Kurt Cogswell on Jul 27, 2004
Date Last Modified: Nov 29, 2004
Title: Interpreting Transformations of Functions
Description: 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.
Type of Task: Individual, Student-centered, Supplemental activity, Team, Unsupervised
Topics: Transformations of functions and the related transformation of function graphs.
Course: Algebra II , Advanced Algebra , Pre-Calculus , Trigonometry
Audience: College General Ed, High School
Prerequisites Skills: 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.
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