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Geometry: Moving Shapes on a Grid

In this worksheet, students build their understanding of simple translation of shapes on a grid by following simple instructions.

'Geometry: Moving Shapes on a Grid' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 5 11+ worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Maths and Numerical Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Transformations

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

In this worksheet, we will learn how to move a shape on a grid following instructions.


Triangle on grid


Translate this triangle 5 units to the right and 3 units down.  Move the shape corner by corner and then draw the new triangle. Each of the three points of the triangle will move 5 places right and three places down. When the points are drawn together in the new position the new orientation of the triangle will become obvious.


Translated triangle

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