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Translations on a Grid

In this worksheet, students must understand how to translate a shape on a grid.

'Translations on a Grid' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Maths and Numerical Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Transformations

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Look at the following L-shapes drawn on xy-coordinate axes.

 

 

Shape A has been translated, or shifted, to land on Shape B.

This has been done by moving each point 5 squares to the right and 2 squares up.

 

Shape B can also be translated, or shifted, to land on Shape A.

This has been done by moving each point 5 squares to the left and 2 squares down.

Look at the diagram below, which shows this.

 

 

Notice that in translations, the shapes are not rotated or reflected. 

They stay the same way up, but just in a different place on the grid.

Look at the shapes on this grid.

Which three shapes are translations of each other?

 

A

B

C

D

Look at the shapes on this grid.

Which three shapes are translations of each other?

 

A

B

C

D

Look at the shapes on this grid.

Which two shapes are translations of each other?

 

A

B

C

D

Look at the shapes on this grid.

Which two shapes are translations of each other?

 

A

B

C

D

Look at the shapes on this grid.

Shape A is translated 5 squares up.

On which shape does it land?

 

A

B

C

D

none of them

Look at the shapes on this grid.

Shape D is translated 6 squares left.

On which shape does it land?

 

A

B

C

D

none of them

Look at the shapes on this grid.

Shape B is translated 8 squares down.

On which shape does it land?

 

A

B

C

D

none of them

Look at the shapes on this grid.

Shape D is translated 6 squares left and 6 squares up.

On which shape does it land?

 

A

B

C

D

none of them

Look at the shapes on this grid.

Shape A is translated 6 squares right and 5 squares up.

On which shape does it land exactly?

 

A

B

C

D

none of them

Look at the shapes on this grid.

Shape C is translated 2 squares left and 6 squares down.

On which shape does it land exactly?

 

A

B

C

D

none of them

  • Question 1

Look at the shapes on this grid.

Which three shapes are translations of each other?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
A
C
D
EDDIE SAYS
B has been flipped over, because it is a reflection of A.
  • Question 2

Look at the shapes on this grid.

Which three shapes are translations of each other?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
A
B
D
EDDIE SAYS
C has been flipped over, because it is a reflection of B.
  • Question 3

Look at the shapes on this grid.

Which two shapes are translations of each other?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
A
B
EDDIE SAYS
D has been flipped over, and C is a rotation.
  • Question 4

Look at the shapes on this grid.

Which two shapes are translations of each other?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
C
D
EDDIE SAYS
A has been flipped over, and B is a rotation.
  • Question 5

Look at the shapes on this grid.

Shape A is translated 5 squares up.

On which shape does it land?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
C
EDDIE SAYS
The bottom of Shape A is 2 squares up in the grid.
The bottom of Shape C is 7 squares up.
  • Question 6

Look at the shapes on this grid.

Shape D is translated 6 squares left.

On which shape does it land?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
C
EDDIE SAYS
The left side of Shape D is 7 squares along.
The left side of Shape C is 1 square along.
  • Question 7

Look at the shapes on this grid.

Shape B is translated 8 squares down.

On which shape does it land?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
none of them
EDDIE SAYS
The top of Shape B is 9 squares up.
The top of Shape A is 3 squares up.
  • Question 8

Look at the shapes on this grid.

Shape D is translated 6 squares left and 6 squares up.

On which shape does it land?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
B
EDDIE SAYS
Try moving any corner of D 6 squares left and 6 up.
  • Question 9

Look at the shapes on this grid.

Shape A is translated 6 squares right and 5 squares up.

On which shape does it land exactly?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
none of them
EDDIE SAYS
It lands on D, but not the right way up.
  • Question 10

Look at the shapes on this grid.

Shape C is translated 2 squares left and 6 squares down.

On which shape does it land exactly?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
D
EDDIE SAYS
It lands on D exactly.
Try shifting any corner of C 2 squares to the left and 6 down.
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