Education Technology

Translations of Parent Graphs

Published on 02/17/2006

Activity Overview

This activity utilizes the TI-Navigator™ and Activity Center to explore translations of a parent graph.

During the Activity

Each group of students is assigned a family of graphs from the handout to explore and present to the class. These can be studied in small groups first before showing the entire class.
Each group can present thier findings to the class using the Activity Center of TI Navigator. Use the Graph-Equation tab and have each member of the group submit one of the graphs they studied.
After all graphs have been discussed and each group has presented their information, have students fill out the descriptions of the graphs on the bottom of the handout.

After the Activity

After reviewing the descriptions of how each change of function affects a graph, give the students the Learning Check quiz on identifying the equations of graphs.