### Parent Functions and Transformations

This section covers: Basic Parent Functions Generic Transformations of Functions Vertical Transformations Horizontal Transformations Mixed Transformations Transformations in Function Notation Writing Transformed Equations from Graphs Rotational Transformations Transformations of Inverse Functions Applications of Parent Function Transformations More Practice (For Absolute Value Transformations, see the Absolute Value Transformations section.) Before we get started, here are links to Parent…

### Factoring Foldable!

While we learn factoring techniques we will keep examples and notes in our Factoring Foldable. As we learn each new technique students will add those examples to the foldable. Here are some samples…

### Formative Assessment Lessons - They are more fun than they sound!

Alright, here was the list of topics that I would soon be posting about.... - Formative Assessment Lessons (professional development that focused on these lessons) - Angry Birds Level - Conical Art - Identifying Conics investigation leading to group work leading to fun with fly swatters - Real World Racing to solve work rate problems So first up is these Formative Assessment Lessons. During J-Term, the math department started professional development with some of the other local STEM school…

### Trigonometry Pile Up!

The idea for this resource woke me up from my sleep at about 4am the other morning! I must have been dreaming about one of Vi Hart’s amazing ‘maths doodle’ videos, in particular t…

### A Reader Shares: Graphing Calculator Tutorial INB Page

Can I just say that y'all continue to amaze me? Thanks so much for the sweet notes and e-mail thank you notes of late! This blog has reached more people than I ever imagined possible. When I first started blogging, I would get incredibly excited if my blog had 100 pageviews a week. I've now reached 1.3 million pageviews which is simply mind-blowing. I still can't really believe it. I have had numerous readers share pictures/activities/ideas with me via e-mail. I've decided that it's time to…

### A Reader Shares: Graphing Calculator Tutorial INB Page

Can I just say that y'all continue to amaze me? Thanks so much for the sweet notes and e-mail thank you notes of late! This blog has reached more people than I ever imagined possible. When I first started blogging, I would get incredibly excited if my blog had 100 pageviews a week. I've now reached 1.3 million pageviews which is simply mind-blowing. I still can't really believe it. I have had numerous readers share pictures/activities/ideas with me via e-mail. I've decided that it's time to…

### BlueHost.com

Lately, we have been working on graphing quadratic functions. I started by going over a graphic organizer I made for their notes. They were still having a hard time following along, so I decided th…

### Language Arts Anchor Charts - Great for Upper Elementary Teachers

You can download a free interactive graphic organizer to go with this anchor chart at this site.

### Quadratic Functions Foldable

I've been meaning to share this foldable for a couple weeks now, but I finally decided to do it now because I was just on Pinterest and noticed that someone had pinned a picture that I had posted of my students using it. Quadratics are always such a difficult concept for my students. I think part of it is that they "hate graphing" before we even get started and then the fact that there are three different forms of a quadratic function helps to confuse them even more. I wanted a foldable that…

### Identifying Graph Transformations

This worksheet asks students to match nine different transformations of a function f(x) whose graph is given with their corresponding graphs. The transformations covered include vertical and horizontal translations, vertical and horizontal stretches and compressions, and reflections. Some, but not a...

### 2013 Algebra 2 Pages

As promised, my Algebra 2 pages: Sets of Real Numbers: Frayer models for vocab here. Graphic Organizer at Math=Love. The green cards were just typed numbers that we sorted, stapled into groups, and then taped into our notebooks. Parent Functions - outside Parent Functions - inside (before we filled it in). This was just a worksheet page, but I wanted to post another easy way to incorporate worksheets into an ISN. Piecewise Functions: We graphed 3 functions twice each. Then cut the second…

### Angry Birds – Parabolas

[UPDATED – Sept. 25 2015] We have just spent a week working with quadratics in MPM2D and today I had students create their own angry birds level. The only real requirement was for them to cre…

### Algebra 2 Interactive Notebook Pages for Unit 1

This year, I have resolved to do a much better job at the interactive notebook in Algebra 2 than last year. Last year, we had 12 students i...

### Degrees vs. Radians

An Open Letter to Students Wondering, “Why Do We Use Radians Instead of Degrees?” Dear Student, Let me start with a question of my own. Did you know that you speak Babylonian? You may n…

### Graphing Polynomials Project

At the beginning of my second unit with my Trig kids, I had quickly gone through a graphing lesson when I had to leave them for two days for a training. The first day, I gave the kids a graphing project broken into two parts inspired by projects I've seen on pinterest. The first part of the project was a group portion so that the kids could collaborate before doing the project on their own. One inspiration gave me the birthday component which I then added into the group requirements. Another…

### Tarsia Jigsaws

Last year, one of my former student teachers told me about Tarsia, a software program that allows teachers to create jigsaws (and more). He remembered that I created similar jigsaws using MS Word (…