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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

Difficulty level:  

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.

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.

 

Translations

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.

 

Translations

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.

 

Translations

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.

 

Translations

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.

 

Translations

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.

 

Translations

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?

 

Translations

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?

 

Translations

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?

 

Translations

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.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
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.

 

Translations

CORRECT ANSWER
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.

 

Translations

CORRECT ANSWER
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.

 

Translations

CORRECT ANSWER
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.

 

Translations

CORRECT ANSWER
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.

 

Translations

CORRECT ANSWER
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.

 

Translations

CORRECT ANSWER
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?

 

Translations

CORRECT ANSWER
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?

 

Translations

CORRECT ANSWER
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?

 

Translations

CORRECT ANSWER
D
EDDIE SAYS
When C is moved 6 squares to the left it lands on D.
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