 # Shifting Points (2)

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 and C on a set of x and y-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 when counting 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.

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 B. 1 square up and 2 left

1 square to the right and 2 down

1 square to the left and 2 down

2 squares down and 1 right

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

Choose the instruction that will translate B to D. 2 squares up and 1 left

1 square to the left and 2 down

2 squares up and 1 right

1 square down and 2 right

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

Choose the instruction that will translate E to F. 5 squares to the right and 2 up

5 squares to the left and 2 up

2 squares up and 5 to the right

5 squares down and 2 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 B to H. 5 squares down and 3 to the right

5 squares along and 3 down

5 squares to the right and 3 down

3 squares down and 6 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 H to F. 6 squares to the left and 6 up

5 squares to the right and 5 up

5 squares to the left and 5 up

7 squares to the left and 6 up

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 E. 5 squares to the right and 3 down

6 squares to the left and 2 up

6 squares to the right and 2 down

7 squares to the right and 2 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 A. 7 squares up and 5 right

8 squares down and 5 left

7 squares down and 5 right

5 squares to the left and 7 down

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 and 3 down, 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 and 6 left, 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 5 squares to the left and 7 down, on which letter does it land? A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

• Question 1

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 B. 1 square to the right and 2 down
EDDIE SAYS
D is moved right to F and then down to B.
• 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 B to D. 2 squares up and 1 left
EDDIE SAYS
This is the opposite of the last question.
• Question 3

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

Choose the instruction that will translate E to F. 5 squares to the left and 2 up
EDDIE SAYS
Here we can go from E to B to F.
• 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 B to H. 5 squares to the right and 3 down
EDDIE SAYS
Go from B to E to 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 F. 5 squares to the left and 5 up
EDDIE SAYS
You can from H to C to F, or you can go along first and then up.
• 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 E. 6 squares to the right and 2 down
EDDIE SAYS
Go from D to C to E.
• 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 C to A. 5 squares to the left and 7 down
EDDIE SAYS
Go from C to F to A.
• 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 and 3 down, on which letter does it land? H
EDDIE SAYS
When B is moved 5 squares to the right it lands on E.
Then 3 down lands on H.
• 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 and 6 left, on which letter does it land? D
EDDIE SAYS
When H is moved 5 squares up it lands on C.
Then 6 left lands on D.
• Question 10

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

When C is translated 5 squares to the left and 7 down, on which letter does it land? A
EDDIE SAYS
When C is moved 5 squares to the left it lands on F.
Then 7 down lands on A.
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