Now that you’ve learned the first five lessons of graphing (The Generic Function, Parent Functions, Translations, Dilations and Reflections), it’s now time to put it all together. Here is a really easy, foolproof way that we’ve found to graphing. Ready to learn?
The 5 EZ Rules to Graphing
Step 1: Draw an X-Y axis with your EZ Graphing slide case.
Step 2: Identify the Parent Function and graph it.
Step 3: Apply Reflection if appropriate. Flip the curve about the X-axis or the Y-axis and graph it.
Step 4: Apply Dilation if appropriate. Apply Y-stretch or Y-compression as well as X-stretch or X-compression and graph it.
Step 5: Apply Translation if appropriate. Move the graph up or down and/or left or right.