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

This is called **translating **a point and has nothing to do with other languages.

In maths, **translate **means **shift **or move.

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

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

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

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

Combining these movements, we can say that:

**A can be translated to C** by shifting it **5 squares up and 6 squares to the left.**