The smart way to improve grades

Comprehensive & curriculum aligned

Affordable pricing from £10/month

Translations on Coordinate Axes

In this worksheet, students translate shapes on a coordinate grid.

'Translations on Coordinate Axes' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Geometry: Position and Direction

Curriculum subtopic:   Draw/Translate Shapes

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Look at the following L-shapes drawn on xy-coordinate axes.

Translations L-shapes

 

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.

 

Look at the corner at (-1, -5).

Add 5 to the x-coordinate to get -1 + 5 = 4

Add 2 to the y-coordinate to get -5 + 2 = -3

This gives the corner of the translated point at (4, -3).

 

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

 

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

 

 

Example

Look at the triangles on this coordinate grid.

Translations triangles

 

On which triangle does Triangle B land when it is translated:

3 squares to the right and 1 square up

 

 

Answer

Move each corner of Triangle B 3 squares to the right and 1 square up and it will land on:

Triangle C

Look at the triangles on this coordinate grid.

 

On which triangle does Triangle F land when it is translated:

3 squares to the right and 1 square up

Translations triangles A - H

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

none of them

Look at the triangles on this coordinate grid.

 

On which triangle does Triangle E land when it is translated:

3 squares to the left and 1 square down

Translations triangles A - H

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

none of them

Look at the triangles on this coordinate grid.

 

On which triangle does Triangle A land when it is translated:

5 squares to the right and 1 square down

Translations triangles A - H

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

none of them

Look at the triangles on this coordinate grid.

 

On which triangle does Triangle F land when it is translated:

3 squares to the left and 1 square up

Translations triangles A - H

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

none of them

Look at the triangles on this coordinate grid.

 

On which triangle does Triangle E land when it is translated:

6 squares to the left and 8 squares up

Translations triangles A - H

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

none of them

Look at the triangles on this coordinate grid.

 

On which triangle does Triangle D land when it is translated:

3 squares to the left and 4 squares down

Translations triangles A - H

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

none of them

Look at the triangles on this coordinate grid.

 

On which triangle does Triangle C land when it is translated:

1 square to the right and 4 squares down

Translations triangles A - H

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

none of them

Look at the triangles on this coordinate grid.

 

On which triangle does Triangle H land when it is translated:

1 square to the right and 4 squares down

Translations triangles A - H

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

none of them

Look at the triangles on this coordinate grid.

 

On which triangle does Triangle D land when it is translated:

9 squares to the left and 4 squares down

Translations triangles A - H

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

none of them

Look at the triangles on this coordinate grid.

 

On which triangle does Triangle G land when it is translated:

8 squares to the right and 5 squares up

Translations triangles A - H

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

none of them

  • Question 1

Look at the triangles on this coordinate grid.

 

On which triangle does Triangle F land when it is translated:

3 squares to the right and 1 square up

Translations triangles A - H

CORRECT ANSWER
E
EDDIE SAYS
Each corner moves 3 squares to the right and 1 up.
  • Question 2

Look at the triangles on this coordinate grid.

 

On which triangle does Triangle E land when it is translated:

3 squares to the left and 1 square down

Translations triangles A - H

CORRECT ANSWER
F
EDDIE SAYS
Each corner moves 3 squares to the left and 1 down.
  • Question 3

Look at the triangles on this coordinate grid.

 

On which triangle does Triangle A land when it is translated:

5 squares to the right and 1 square down

Translations triangles A - H

CORRECT ANSWER
B
EDDIE SAYS
Each corner moves 5 squares to the right and 1 down.
  • Question 4

Look at the triangles on this coordinate grid.

 

On which triangle does Triangle F land when it is translated:

3 squares to the left and 1 square up

Translations triangles A - H

CORRECT ANSWER
G
EDDIE SAYS
Each corner moves 3 squares to the left and 1 up.
  • Question 5

Look at the triangles on this coordinate grid.

 

On which triangle does Triangle E land when it is translated:

6 squares to the left and 8 squares up

Translations triangles A - H

CORRECT ANSWER
A
EDDIE SAYS
Each corner moves 6 squares to the left and 8 up.
  • Question 6

Look at the triangles on this coordinate grid.

 

On which triangle does Triangle D land when it is translated:

3 squares to the left and 4 squares down

Translations triangles A - H

CORRECT ANSWER
E
EDDIE SAYS
Each corner moves 3 squares to the left and 4 down.
  • Question 7

Look at the triangles on this coordinate grid.

 

On which triangle does Triangle C land when it is translated:

1 square to the right and 4 squares down

Translations triangles A - H

CORRECT ANSWER
D
EDDIE SAYS
Each corner moves 1 square to the right and 4 down.
  • Question 8

Look at the triangles on this coordinate grid.

 

On which triangle does Triangle H land when it is translated:

1 square to the right and 4 squares down

Translations triangles A - H

CORRECT ANSWER
none of them
EDDIE SAYS
Triangle H is the wrong way round. It doesn't translate to any of the other shapes.
  • Question 9

Look at the triangles on this coordinate grid.

 

On which triangle does Triangle D land when it is translated:

9 squares to the left and 4 squares down

Translations triangles A - H

CORRECT ANSWER
G
EDDIE SAYS
Each corner moves 9 squares to the left and 4 down.
  • Question 10

Look at the triangles on this coordinate grid.

 

On which triangle does Triangle G land when it is translated:

8 squares to the right and 5 squares up

Translations triangles A - H

CORRECT ANSWER
none of them
EDDIE SAYS
Each corner moves 8 squares to the right and 5 up, but this does not land on any of the given shapes.
---- OR ----

Sign up for a £1 trial so you can track and measure your child's progress on this activity.

What is EdPlace?

We're your National Curriculum aligned online education content provider helping each child succeed in English, maths and science from year 1 to GCSE. With an EdPlace account you’ll be able to track and measure progress, helping each child achieve their best. We build confidence and attainment by personalising each child’s learning at a level that suits them.

Get started
laptop

Start your £1 trial today.
Subscribe from £10/month.