Stretching and Shrinking Graphs of Functions

Why is that graph wider? Pupils learn about stretching and shrinking graphs of square root, absolute value, cubic, and quadratic functions. They study both vertical and horizontal stretches and shrinks in addition to reflections. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Create a graphic organizer to record different types of transformations
  • Have groups create a poster or organizer of the different types of parent functions studied
Classroom Considerations
  • Presumes learners are familiar with translations of parent functions
  • 21st in a 26-part series
  • Makes use of color to emphasize relationships between the equation, table, and graph
  • Handouts, keys, and a helpful teacher guide are included
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