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Translate Points on a Grid

In this worksheet, students will translate points and shapes using the given right/left or up/down instruction.

'Translate Points on a Grid' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 5 11+ worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Maths and Numerical Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Transformations

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Worksheet Overview

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


Translate the rectangle


When we translate a shape, we follow the set instructions and move each corner in turn.


In this example, this is done by shifting each point 5 squares to the left.

The result looks like this:


Rectangle translation


Rectangle ABCD has been translated 5 squares to the left to form rectangle A'B'C'D'.


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