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Shifting Points (1)

In this worksheet, students describe movements between positions as translations of a given unit to the left/right and up/down.

'Shifting Points (1)' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Geometry: Position and Direction

Curriculum subtopic:   Describe Movements of Position

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Points can be shifted on a grid by moving them left or right and/or up or down.

This is called translating a point.

In maths, translate means shift or move.

 

Look at this diagram, showing points A, B, C and D on a set of x and y-coordinate axes.

 

Translation

A can be translated to B by shifting it 5 squares up.

C can be translated to D by shifting it 6 squares to the left.

 

Remember, don't count the starting line as you count the squares.

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