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# Transformational Graphing 2

- Author:
- Heidi Horak

Use the following geogebra file: 3-2 Absolute Value, Square root, Rational & Step.ggb
Absolute Value Function:
Absolute Value functions are of the form
• Under the free objects select the function absolutevalueparent so that it is on, this is a thin function.
• Under the dependent objects select the function absolutevaluetransform so that it is on, this is the bold function.
o What values are currently present for c:________ a:________h:________ and k:________
o Insert a positive value for c then insert a negative value for c, does it change anything? If you use a decimal? If so, what?
o Return c to 1, insert a positive value for a then insert a negative value for a, does it change anything? If you use a decimal? If so, what?
o Return a to 1, insert a positive value for h then insert a negative value for h, does it change anything? If so, what?
o Return h to 0, insert a positive value for k then insert a negative value for k, does it change anything? If so, what?
o Based on what you have observed choose a new values for c:________ a:________h:________ and k:________
Predict what will happen to the graph. Were you right?
• Deselect the absolutevalueparent and absolutevaluetransform so that they are both off.
• Return c: 1, a:1, h: 0 and k: 0
Square root Function:
Square root functions are of the form
• Under the free objects select the function squarerootparent so that it is on, this is a thin function.
• Under the dependent objects select the function squareroottransform so that it is on, this is the bold function.
o What values are currently present for c:________ a:________h:________ and k:________
o Insert a positive value for c then insert a negative value for c, does it change anything? If you use a decimal? If so, what?
o Return c to 1, insert a positive value for a then insert a negative value for a, does it change anything? If you use a decimal? If so, what?
o Return a to 1, insert a positive value for h then insert a negative value for h, does it change anything? If so, what?
o Return h to 0, insert a positive value for k then insert a negative value for k, does it change anything? If so, what?
o Based on what you have observed choose a new values for c:________ a:________h:________ and k:________.
Predict what will happen to the graph. Were you right?
• Deselect the squarerootparent and squareroottransform so that they are both off.
• Return c: 1, a:1, h: 0 and k: 0
Rational Function:
Rational functions are of the form
• Under the free objects select the function rationalparent so that it is on, this is a thin function.
• Under the dependent objects select the function rationaltransform so that it is on, this is the bold function.
o What values are currently present for c:________ a:________h:________ and k:________
o Insert a positive value for c then insert a negative value for c, does it change anything? If you use a decimal? If so, what?
o Return c to 1, insert a positive value for a then insert a negative value for a, does it change anything? If you use a decimal? If so, what?
o Return a to 1, insert a positive value for h then insert a negative value for h, does it change anything? If so, what?
o Return h to 0, insert a positive value for k then insert a negative value for k, does it change anything? If so, what?
o Based on what you have observed choose a new values for c:________ a:________h:________ and k:________.
Predict what will happen to the graph. Were you right?
• Deselect the rationalparent and rationaltransform so that they are both off.
• Return c: 1, a:1, h: 0 and k: 0
Step Functions:
Step functions are of the form
• Under the free objects select the function stepparent so that it is on, this is a thin function.
• Under the dependent objects select the function steptransform so that it is on, this is the bold function.
o What values are currently present for c:________ a:________h:________ and k:________
o Insert a positive value for c, then insert a negative value for c, does it change anything? If you use a decimal? If so, what?
o Return c to 1, insert a positive value for a then insert a negative value for a, does it change anything? If you use a decimal? If so, what?
o Return a to 1, insert a positive value for h then insert a negative value for h, does it change anything? If so, what?
o Return h to 0, insert a positive value for k then insert a negative value for k, does it change anything? If so, what?
o Based on what you have observed choose a new values for c:________ a:________h:________ and k:________.
Predict what will happen to the graph. Were you right?
• Deselect the stepparent and steptransform so that they are both off.
• Return c: 1, a:1, h: 0 and k: 0
Transformation Parameter Description of what happens when parameter is positive Description of what happens when parameter is negative
c Number 0<c< 1 Number c>1 Number -1<c<0 Number c< -1
a Number 0<a< 1 Number a>1 Number -1<a<0 Number a< -1
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