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Transformations of Absolute Value Functions

Published on 09/18/2008

Activity Overview

In this activity, students explore transformations of absolute value functions by examining graphs of families of functions. Students will recognize patterns and make predictions about transformations of absolute value functions.

Before the Activity

Make copies of the handout as needed. Ensure all students have an appropriate calculator.

During the Activity

It is important to note that the rays of the graph of the absolute function are displayed without arrows when graphed with a graphing calculator. Please take special care to ensure that students are aware of how to accurately sketch the graph of absolute value functions.