"But I finally got this, why do we have to move on?"

That 90% up there was a big deal. My student had a really tough time learning how to shift functions, so for him pulling off near perfect accuracy was a big deal. But now that he felt successful, he didn't want to move on. But of course we had to. After shifting functions in vertex form, we learn how to more accurately graph absolute value, quadratics and radical functions. Radicals come last, and they're the trickiest for my students because not all x values lead to nice y values. For my students who come in and take out their reference sheets (the struggle is real people), this sheet has been helpful. I added the "up a, over 1 > up a over 3..."... part this year after deciding that I would delve into the world of a values greater than 1. So far it's been going pretty well. You can get this sheet, as well as the ones I made for quadratics and absolute value, in the FREEBIES section of the sidebar. The file is called "STEPS TO GRAPH.pdf".

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