(KS3, Year 7)
The LessonA translation moves a shape. A translation is a slide of a shape: without rotating, reflecting or resizing it. A translation is a type of transformation.
A Real Example of a TranslationIt is easier to understand translation with an example. The diagram below shows a translation of a shape. The shape before the translation (called the object) is in light blue. The shape after the translation (called the image) is in dark blue:
In a translation,
- a shape can move up
- a shape can move down
- a shape can move left
- a shape can move right
What a Translation Isn'tA translation is a pure slide of a shape. A translated shape is not rotated or resized.
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