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Key Curriculum Press Advanced Algebra: Investigation Movin' Around

Published on 06/09/2008

Activity Overview

This investigation is from Lesson 4.3: Lines in Motion from Chapter 4: Functions, Relations, and Transformations. Students will see how equations of lines change as the lines are translated.

Before the Activity

Review the Teacher Resources and Calculator Note PDF files.
Make copies of the Student Activity PDF file for your class

During the Activity

Students will:

  • Review linear equations
  • Describe translations of a line in terms of horizontal and vertical shifts
  • Write the equation of a translated line using h and k
  • Understand point-slope form as a translation of the line with its equation written in intercept form
  • Apply translations to functions


  • Directions:
  • Distribute the student activity sheets
  • Follow the procedures as outlined
  • After the Activity

    As a class, review student answers, discussing questions that appeared to be more challenging, and re-teaching as needed.