Videos and lessons with examples and solutions to help High School students learn how to graph functions expressed symbolically and show key features of the graph, by hand in simple cases and using technology for more complicated cases.

Common Core: HSF-IF.C.7

Ex: Graph an Absolute Value Function Using a Table of Values

This video provides and example of how to graph an absolute value function by completing a table of values.

This video provides an example how how to graph an absolute value function to finding the vertex and two other points on the graph. The transformation is briefly discussed.

Graph f(x) = |x + 2| - 3

Graph f(x) = -3/2 |x - 1| + 5

Graphing Absolute Value Functions - 2

Graph f(x) = -3/2 |x - 1| + 5

This video looks at graphing simple absolute value functions by hand. It includes three examples.

Transforming Absolute Value Functions

This video looks at transforming absolute value functions. It includes five examples, including horizontal shifts, vertical shifts, reflections, and stretches and compressions.

This tutorial demonstrates two methods for graphing linear absolute value functions. The first half of the video utilizes function translations of a base function to create the sketch of the graph. The second half demonstrates making the graph using a table of values.

Graphing Calculator

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