Transformation of graphs

This resources is designed to deliver the transformation of graphs for the GCSE higher tier course and the A level course.
The powerpoint takes the student through the two translations and two reflections (as far as you need to go for GCSE) and then the two stretches (A level but if you want to stretch some of your able GCSE students and give them a taste of A level, you can include this as part of your GCSE teaching also).
Also included are links to a desmos file which models these transformations and can be used to show the effect with various constants.
It develops into multiple transformations and the effects on coordinates as well as sketching graphs which have under-gone transformations.
If teaching GCSE I suggest stopping at slide 24. Slides 25 onwards deal with stretches. Of course if you wish to stretch your GCSE group and expose them to some A level work, feel free to continue.
If teaching A level, omit slides 16 to 24 which are questions but these only include work on translations and reflections. Many of these are included later on along with stretches.
I have included worksheets which include blanks of the graphs used as well as the questions and summary table. I tried copying them into an A5 booklet to save money on photocopying but to be honest the quality isn’t good and they are too small - if using probably go the whole hog and print as an A4 booklet. (There are word and PDF copies of each - one with the GCSE stuff on only and one with A level stuff as well).


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  • Transformation-of-Graphs-Pupil-Notes-GCSE-ONLY.docx
  • Transformation-of-Graphs.pptx
  • Transformation-of-Graphs-Pupil-Notes-A-LEVEL-ONLY.pdf
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  • Transformation-of-Graphs-Pupil-Notes-GCSE-ONLY.pdf

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Created: Feb 24, 2019

Updated: Mar 2, 2019


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