Education Technology

Transforming Polynomial Functions

Published on 10/17/2008

Activity Overview

Students will understand patterns, relations, and functions.

Before the Activity

Provide each student with a copy of the attached .pdf document.

During the Activity

Students will:

  • Graph a polynomial function in Y1.
  • Use a variation of function notation in the register to perform transformations on Y1, including vertical and horizontal shifts and reflections across x- and y- axes..
  • Examine the table of the original function compared to the transformation to articulate how the function changes.
  • After the Activity

  • Review student answers.
  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary