November 07, 2011
Students explore the different transformations of several polynomial functions.
Students change the value of the variable in the Y= window and go to the Table window and observe differences in values between the original graph and the transformed graph. Their goal is to predict how the graph changes by looking for a change in the y-intercept, the x-intercept, or shifts of the y-values to the left or to the right.
Then, students will test their conjectures using the Transformational Graphing application by changing the value of the variable. An investigation of three different polynomial functions enables students to generalize the effects of the transformation.
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