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Digital Unit Plan Template

Unit Title: PARENT FUNCTIONS

Name: Nina Vicaldo

Content Area: Algebra/Algebra II/Algebra II with


Trigonometry

Grade Level: 9-10

CA Content Standard(s)/Common Core Standard(s):


ALGEBRA, ALGEBRA II, and ALGEBRA II WITH TRIGONOMETRY

Identify the effect on the graph of replacing f(x) by f(x) + k, kf(x), f(kx), and f(x + k) for specific values of k (both
positive and negative); find the value of k given the graphs. Experiment with cases and illustrate an explanation of the
effects on the graph using technology. Include recognizing even and odd functions from their graphs and algebraic
expressions for them.
F-BF 3.

Big Ideas:
Construct new functions from existing functions
Unit Goals and Objectives:
The goal of this unit is to provide students with information about the transformations of various functions.
Students will observe and produce translations, reflections, dilations, and ultimately transformations of parent graphs for linear,
absolute value, and quadratic functions. They will identify their basic curves, and using aid from a variety of technology from
appropriate use of online interactives to graphing calculators, students will gain visual comprehension of the computations they
perform by hand with pencil and paper.
Unit Summary:
During this unit, students will learn about parent functions, and focus on their graphs and transformations. They will observe
how a functions graph is affected when there are changes to the x and y variables of the function. They will also determine
effects on the functions domain, range, and end behavior.
By the end of the unit, students will be able to build functions and sketch their graphs with pencil and paper, and use of
technology like graphing calculator, and they will describe their transformations verbally and through writing.
Assessment Plan:
Entry-Level:
Brainstorm:

Formative:
Flashcards
Quiz
Graphic Organizer

Summative:
Graph Dance

Draw

Lesson 1
Student Learning
Objective:
Portray functions by
plotting points and
drawing graph on x-y
coordinate plane

Acceptable Evidence:
Given a set of
functions, students
will find 3-5 points
that lie on that
functions graph, and
on x-y coordinates will
plot the points.
This will be turned in
at the end of the class
period.

Instructional
Strategies:
Communication
Collection
Collaboration
Presentation
Organization
Interaction

Lesson Activities:

Acceptable Evidence:
During class lecture,
students will
participate and
describe the
transformation of
functions through
words, and will
portray them on the
white board.

Instructional
Strategies:
Communication
Collection
Collaboration
Presentation
Organization
Interaction

Lesson Activities:

Acceptable Evidence:
Students will discuss
which variables are
affected when there
are shifts, reflections,
and dilations of
graphs.

Instructional
Strategies:
Communication
Collection
Collaboration
Presentation
Organization
Interaction

Lesson Activities:

Handout

Lesson 2
Student Learning
Objective:
Describe functions
verbally and through
writing using
mathematical
notation

In class lecture

Lesson 3
Student Learning
Objective:
Analyze
transformations of
functions

Graph Dance

Unit Resources:
http://www.mathsisfun.com/sets/function-transformations.html
http://www.mathsisfun.com/data/function-grapher.php?func1=x^3-4x&func2=(x+5)^3-4(x+5)&xmin=-12&xmax=12&ymin=-8&ymax=8

Useful Websites:

http://www.regentsprep.org/Regents/math/geometry/GT1/Prac1.htm
http://www.regentsprep.org/Regents/math/geometry/GT2/PracT.htm
http://www.regentsprep.org/Regents/math/geometry/GT3/PracCoD.htm
http://www.ixl.com/math/algebra-2/transformations-of-functions
http://www.ixl.com/math/algebra-2/describe-function-transformations