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Translate Points on a Grid

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

'Translate Points on a Grid' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 4 Maths worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Geometry: Position and Direction

Curriculum subtopic:   Describe Movements of Position

Popular topics:   Geometry worksheets

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Worksheet Overview

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.


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