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Translations on a Grid

In this worksheet, students must understand how to translate a shape on a grid.

'Translations on a Grid' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Geometry: Position and Direction

Curriculum subtopic:   Know, Describe and Present Shapes

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

Look at the following L-shapes drawn on x and y-coordinate axes.

 

Translations

 

Shape A has been translated, or shifted, to land on Shape B.

This has been done by moving each point 5 squares to the right and 2 squares up.

 

Shape B can also be translated, or shifted, to land on Shape A.

This has been done by moving each point 5 squares to the left and 2 squares down.

Look at the diagram below, which shows this.

 

 

Notice that in translations, the shapes are not rotated or reflected. 

They stay the same way up, but just in a different place on the grid.

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