The Real Transformers

The lesson will have students discover the transformations (vertical and horizontal translations) that are applied when graphing absolute value, square root, and cube root functions. The lesson is geared to all students although an extension has been provided for more accelerated students.  The lesson will set the stage for using transformations to graph other functions later in the year (ie.exponential and logarithmic) and beyond ( conic sections).  We will revisit the functions in a future lesson regarding domain, range and real life modeling scenarios.