Here is my reflection for my partner spoken word with Lauren called “Dear creator of my bad days” :
Taco (the graph) vs. Taco (the dog)
Head and body views:
Did you use and strategies or have any difficulties throughout your graphing?
To begin, I used most of the formulas given on how to use and to find the circular shape on the graph and then added or subtracted from x/y to create restrictions. Other than circles I used linear, quadratic, cubic, reciprocal functions and square root equations to find the shapes I needed. When searching for a particular shape I could not modify a formula to get I either asked Ms. McArthur, a friend and for one equation (the ears) I ended up needing to search for examples so I could find an equation that got the correct shape I needed butIi altered the numbers and restrictions to match my dog, Tacos, head. Once I had made the base of my dog it was easier to add separate details such as marks on his fur by altering equations used previously for eyes, nose etc. Using the equations and formulas that I understood helped me grasp the concept of certain shapes which gave me the formulas for shapes I used later on.
What did this assignment help you learn about relations, functions and their graphs?
This assignment taught me how changing the x or y coordinate or intercept can change the entire equation and end shape depending on your numbers and the time of equation used. As well, I learned that you have to alter the equations to see where you need to add or subtract to create negative or positive outcomes and that in the end, you may not even be creating the shape you needed in the first place, but you now know how to create a triangle, for example, instead. Lastly, I learned and memorized different formulas that can help you piece together something as simple as a square or circle or as advanced as a person, face or animal!