Reflection: Student Led Inquiry Transforming Exponential Functions - Section 2: Investigation


The frame for this investigation ended up working quite well.  Since students had already seen how transformations were used on quadratic functions, they had a basis to make some really solid predictions.  Many of the students were turning it into a little game using their graphing calculator.  You could hear them saying, "I think it will move 2 units right."  The students were then immediately given feedback when they graphed the function and saw the result.  Because of this structure, the students were getting constant feedback throughout the entire investigation on their understanding of the concept.  

  Student Led Inquiry: Making Predictions
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Transforming Exponential Functions

Unit 7: Exponential Functions
Lesson 8 of 13

Objective: SWBAT describe how the graph of an exponential function changes based on changes made to the equation.

Big Idea: In this lesson, students will use an interactive calculator to explore transformations of functions.

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