Monday 12 October 2015

Quadratic Transformations

I thought I would write up a quick post to share the Desmos activities that I made over the past couple of days. I will be using them in my grade 10 academic class in a few weeks, when we get to quadratic transformations.

Creating an activity using Desmos Activity Builder is pretty straightforward and produces good results. I love that students can work through an activity at their own pace and that both students and teachers can get feedback throughout the activity. If you are interested in making your own, go to, scroll to the bottom of the page and look for "Create with Activity Builder". There are great instructions once you have entered the title of your activity.

So - here are links to my quadratic transformation activities. Part I deals with horizontal and vertical translations and Part II works through reflections about the x-axis and vertical scaling before putting all the transformations together.

As always, I welcome feedback! If you are looking for more Desmos activities, check out the searchable Desmos Activity Bank. And if you create your own activities, be sure to submit them to the bank.


  1. I found your activities on quadratic transformations and want to use them with my students on other polynomials. How did you get your superscripts in the text? Thanks!

    1. I probably grabbed the superscript from Word and pasted it in.