Reflection: Checks for Understanding Transformation of Functions Day 1 - Section 4: Closure


I really liked how this lesson allowed the students to create their own meaning around the structure of a function and the resulting transformation.  Students learned this content very deeply because they were able to use the calculator to experiment, make predictions and make generalizations.  All of these different facets of the lesson led to a much deeper level of engagement and deeper understanding.  

On the exit ticket I noticed that most students were able to match up the graphs with the equations.  During the investigation, many students commented on the fact that the horizontal shifts seemed to be "backwards" from what they would expect (subtracting a constant moved the graph to the right and vice-versa).  Some of these same students made an error on the ticket out by using the same logic for a vertical shift.  This is something that should be addressed in a future lesson through further investigation of transformations.

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Transformation of Functions Day 1

Unit 1: Functions
Lesson 14 of 18

Objective: SWBAT determine a connection between the structure of a functions equation and the appearance of the graph of the function.

Big Idea: Students will use structure and patterns to determine the "rules" for translating functions.

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