Reflection: Student Feedback Transformation of Polynomial Functions - Section 3: Using a Volume Model to Describe Transformations of a Cubic

 

I had an interesting conversation with a student today about why I have them model cubic functions with the volume of cubes.  We discussed how a model like this really enhances the understanding of some students but not necessarily all students. It is valuable to us teachers to remember this as well. Not every activity or strategy we use will affect every student and that is okay.  This is why it is important to have multiple ways to look at topics. I think it is also helpful for students to recognize what methods work for them.  This is part of becoming an independent, achieving scholar.  

  Student Feedback: The Value of Visual Models
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Transformation of Polynomial Functions

Unit 6: Polynomial Functions
Lesson 10 of 15

Objective: Students will be able to use transformations to graph polynomial functions.

Big Idea: Models support conceptual understanding of function transformations. From cube to cubic!

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Math, polynomial functions, Algebra 2, Transformations of Functions, master teacher project
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