Symbolic Similarity

This Symbolic Similarity assessment also includes:

How many things does one transformation tell you? Learners compare and contrast the graphs of different parent functions with the same transformation. Using a rational and absolute value function, pupils identify key features of their graphs and make conclusions about their symmetry.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Incorporate as a lesson opener when studying transformations of functions
  • Use graphing calculators or similar technology to graph the functions for comparison
Classroom Considerations

  • Expects a basic familiarity with graphs of different types of functions
Pros

  • The answer key provides explanations and key points to make
  • Presents an open-ended question with many solution methods
Cons

  • None
Common Core