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Lesson 2-1: Graphing Function Families


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Review

Move points h and k and determine how they change the graph.

  1. What happens to the graph when h is changed? When it is zero?

  2. What happens to the graph when k is changed? When it is zero?

Move point a and determine how it changes the graph.

  1. What happens to the graph when a is changed? When it is zero?

Click the links below to explore the transformations of these three function families.
Parabola: a(bx - h)2 + k.
Absolute Value: a|bx - h| + k.
Greatest Integer: a[bx - h] + k.

Sketchpad Activity

Online notes about graphing different functions including linear, absolute value, quadratic, polynomial and radical functions. Purplemath