From a graphic representation, students recognize the function type, interpret key features of the graph, and create an equation or table to use as a model of the context for functions addressed in previous modules (i.e., linear, exponential, quadratic, cubic, square root, cube root, absolute value, and other piecewise functions).

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Students examine the features of piecewise functions including the absolute value function and step functions. Students understand that the graph of a function f is the graph of the equation y = f.

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What if you were given an absolute value function like y=|x-8| ? How could you graph this function? After completing this Concept, you'll be able to make a table of values to graph absolute value functions like this one.