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Reflect Points on a Grid

In this worksheet, students will reflect points and shapes in the given mirror line on a coordinate grid.

'Reflect Points 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

Look at the following rectangle drawn on  x and y-coordinate axes.


Reflect the rectangle


When we reflect a shape in a mirror line, we reflect each corner in turn.

This is done by moving each point directly to the mirror line and then the same distance beyond.


The result looks like this:


Rectangle reflection


The coordinate (6,2) is reflected to (8,2) 

(6,8) is reflected to (8,8)

(4,2) is reflected to (10,2)

(4,8) is reflected to (10,8)


When writing the coordinates, remember to put the brackets around them and always put the x-coordinate first!


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