 # Shifting Points (1)

In this worksheet, students describe movements between positions as translations of a given unit to the left/right and up/down. Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Geometry: Position and Direction

Curriculum subtopic:   Describe Movements of Position

Difficulty level:   ### 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. 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.

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

Choose the instruction that will translate D to F. 1 square to the left

1 square to the right

1 square up

1 square down

Look at this diagram, showing lots of points on a set of x and y-coordinate axes.

Choose the instruction that will translate F to D. 1 square to the left

1 square to the right

1 square up

1 square down

Look at this diagram, showing lots of points on a set of xand y-coordinate axes.

Choose the instruction that will translate E to C. 5 squares down

3 squares down

2 squares up

2 squares down

Look at this diagram, showing lots of points on a set of x and y-coordinate axes.

Choose the instruction that will translate C to H. 5 squares down

6 squares down

5 squares up

6 squares up

Look at this diagram, showing lots of points on a set of x and y-coordinate axes.

Choose the instruction that will translate H to G. 5 squares to the right

6 squares to the left

5 squares to the left

7 squares to the left

Look at this diagram, showing lots of points on a set of x and y-coordinate axes.

Choose the instruction that will translate D to C. 6 squares to the right

6 squares to the left

5 squares to the left

7 squares to the right

Look at this diagram, showing lots of points on a set of x and y-coordinate axes.

Choose the instruction that will translate D to G. 6 squares to the right

6 squares down

5 squares down

7 squares up

Look at this diagram, showing lots of points on a set of x and y-coordinate axes.

When B is translated 5 squares to the right, on which letter does it land? A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

Look at this diagram, showing lots of points on a set of x and y-coordinate axes.

When H is translated 5 squares up, on which letter does it land? A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

Look at this diagram, showing lots of points on a set of x and y-coordinate axes.

When C is translated 6 squares to the left, on which letter does it land? A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

• Question 1

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

Choose the instruction that will translate D to F. 1 square to the right
EDDIE SAYS
When D is moved 1 square to the right it lands on F.
• Question 2

Look at this diagram, showing lots of points on a set of x and y-coordinate axes.

Choose the instruction that will translate F to D. 1 square to the left
EDDIE SAYS
When F is moved 1 square to the left it lands on D.
• Question 3

Look at this diagram, showing lots of points on a set of xand y-coordinate axes.

Choose the instruction that will translate E to C. 2 squares up
EDDIE SAYS
When E is moved 2 squares up it lands on C.
• Question 4

Look at this diagram, showing lots of points on a set of x and y-coordinate axes.

Choose the instruction that will translate C to H. 5 squares down
EDDIE SAYS
When C is moved 5 squares down it lands on H.
• Question 5

Look at this diagram, showing lots of points on a set of x and y-coordinate axes.

Choose the instruction that will translate H to G. 6 squares to the left
EDDIE SAYS
When H is moved 6 squares to the left it lands on G.
• Question 6

Look at this diagram, showing lots of points on a set of x and y-coordinate axes.

Choose the instruction that will translate D to C. 6 squares to the right
EDDIE SAYS
When D is moved 6 squares to the right it lands on C.
• Question 7

Look at this diagram, showing lots of points on a set of x and y-coordinate axes.

Choose the instruction that will translate D to G. 5 squares down
EDDIE SAYS
When D is moved 5 squares down it lands on G.
• Question 8

Look at this diagram, showing lots of points on a set of x and y-coordinate axes.

When B is translated 5 squares to the right, on which letter does it land? E
EDDIE SAYS
When B is moved 5 squares to the right it lands on E.
• Question 9

Look at this diagram, showing lots of points on a set of x and y-coordinate axes.

When H is translated 5 squares up, on which letter does it land? C
EDDIE SAYS
When H is moved 5 squares up it lands on C.
• Question 10

Look at this diagram, showing lots of points on a set of x and y-coordinate axes.

When C is translated 6 squares to the left, on which letter does it land? D
EDDIE SAYS
When C is moved 6 squares to the left it lands on D.
---- OR ----

Sign up for a £1 trial so you can track and measure your child's progress on this activity.

### What is EdPlace?

We're your National Curriculum aligned online education content provider helping each child succeed in English, maths and science from year 1 to GCSE. With an EdPlace account you’ll be able to track and measure progress, helping each child achieve their best. We build confidence and attainment by personalising each child’s learning at a level that suits them.

Get started 