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Translate Triangles on Coordinate Grids

In this worksheet, students will translate triangles on a coordinate grid.

'Translate Triangles on Coordinate Grids' 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 L-shapes drawn on the coordinate axes below.


Translations L-shapes


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.


Look at the corner at (-1, -5).

Add 5 to the x-coordinate to get -1 + 5 = 4

Add 2 to the y-coordinate to get -5 + 2 = -3

This gives the corner of the translated point at (4, -3).


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


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



Look at the triangles on this coordinate grid.


Translations triangles


On which triangle does triangle B land when it is translated:

3 squares to the right and 1 square up



Move each corner of triangle B 3 squares to the right and 1 square up and it will land on triangle C.


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