**Title:** Explore the Transformations of Linear and Absolute Value Functions Using Graphing Utilities.

**Description:**
This inquiry lessons allows students to explore the rigid and nonrigid transformations of linear and absolute value functions using a graphing utility. This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation..

**Standard(s): **

[TC2] CA2 (9-12) 9: Practice ethical and legal use of technology systems and digital content.

[TC2] CA2 (9-12) 11: Critique digital content for validity, accuracy, bias, currency, and relevance.

[MA2013] AL2 (9-12) 13: Use the structure of an expression to identify ways to rewrite it. [A-SSE2]

[MA2013] AL2 (9-12) 34: Identify the effect on the graph of replacing *f*(*x*) by *f*(*x*) + *k*, *k* *f*(*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-BF3]

[MA2013] AL1 (9-12) 22: Understand that the graph of an equation in two variables is the set of all its solutions plotted in the coordinate plane, often forming a curve (which could be a line). [A-REI10]

[MA2013] AL1 (9-12) 46: Interpret the slope (rate of change) and the intercept (constant term) of a linear model in the context of the data. [S-ID7]