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Practise Translations on Coordinate Axes

In this worksheet, students will translate points and shapes using the given instructions.

'Practise Translations on Coordinate Axes' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Geometry: Position and Direction

Curriculum subtopic:   Draw/Translate Shapes

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

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

 

Translate the rectangle

 

When we translate a shape, we follow the set instructions and move each corner in turn.

In this example, this is done by shifting each point 5 squares to the left.

The result looks like this:

 

Rectangle translation

 

Rectangle ABCD has been translated 5 squares to the left to form rectangle A'B'C'D'.

 

Let's practise this in the questions that follow.

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