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PreCalculus

1st Quarter Piecewise Project

Name
Date

Period

Description of the Project


Students are to create a PIECEWISE picture using the assigned PARENT FUNCTIONS with
transformations.
Due: Monday, October 26, 2015
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Guidelines
The graph must fill a single sheet of sturdy graph paper (I will provide graph paper
and one piece of cardstock (your choice of colors that I have) with graph paper on it.
If you need more than one piece of cardstock, you must provide it.)
a. It must include positive and negative values for both x and y with the axis
labeled.
The graph does not need to be continuous or a function, but it does need to be a
recognizable
picture of your choice that stretches across all four quadrants.
a. Any/all endpoints must be integers.
Provide an overlay that has only the parent function and transformations graphed.
a. Youll number the equations being graphed and put that number directly on
the correct section of the picture on the overlay.
The project will have the following information provided on the back
Name of student, Class Period, Date, the equation of the piecewise
relation created with domain restrictions
The graphs will be neat and eye-appealing (NO messy erasures, NO scratch-outs)
with color.
The parent functions to be transformed (as needed) and used are
a. line (y = x)
b. quadratic (y = x2)
c. cubic (y = x3)
d. absolute value (y =

1
e. rational (y = x )
f.

square root (y =

x)

g. Greatest Integer Function (y= [[x]])


h. Semi-circle (y =

a2 - x2 )

7. You must use at least 7 of the above functions (you may use others like sine and
cosine, if you wish).
8. You must have at least 10 different pieces to your graph. (So you may have a few
lines or quadratics, etc.).
9. You must use enough of different types of graph to make it clear that it is that
parent function.
a. i.e. You cannot just use y = |x| where the domain is (0, )
10.State the domain and the range of the complete piecewise function

11.Turn in the rubric as the final page of the project.

Piecewise Project
Pre-calculus 2015-2016

Name
Date

Period

SCORING RUBRIC
**Remember to follow the rules on the front and ask questions about requirements,
if needed.**
CRITERIA
POSSIBLE
EARNED
POINTS
POINTS
1. Parent Functions Youll get points for only 7 of a h:
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a. line
b. quadratic

c. cubic

d. absolute value

e. rational

f. square root

g. greatest integer

h. semi-circle

i. Other Function not listed (bonus)

2. Use at least 7 of the above functions and 10 graphs


each.
3. Equation of the entire piecewise function written out.

3. Domain of the whole piecewise function

3. Range of the whole piecewise function

4. Creativity of the picture and integer endpoints

5. Color (3), neatness(3), eye-appeal(3), rubric


returned(3)
6. Turn in overlay with functions labeled by number or
letter that go with equations written out on another
sheet of paper. (The equations should not be written on

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the back of the overlay.)


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