Transformations of Graphs: Translations

Explore translations of functions on both the graph and equation. Using a quadratic function, a video lesson shows how adding and subtracting values results in either a vertical or horizontal translation. The lesson compares and contrasts the two types of translations in both the function and on the graph.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the examples in the summary at the end as the notes for the lesson
  • Flip your classroom by assigning the video as homework; save class time for practice
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a strong understanding of function notation

  • Strong use of visual representations
  • Pauses to give pupils time to think before presenting an answer

  • None