## How do you translate a shape in math?

A translation moves a shape. Every point of the shape is moved in the same direction by the same distance. To translate a shape, we need to move each point in the shape in a certain direction by a certain distance.

**What are the 4 translations in math?**

Positive translation in the x-axis or horizontally would mean shifting to the left, while negative horizontal translation means shifting to the right. Positive translation in the y-axis or vertically would mean shifting the object upward while negative vertical translation means shifting downward.

### How do you enlarge a shape?

To enlarge a shape, a centre of enlargement is required. When a shape is enlarged from a centre of enlargement, the distances from the centre to each point are multiplied by the scale factor.

**How do you find an enlargement?**

Finding the centre of an enlargement To find the centre of enlargement, draw ray lines from the corners of the image through the corners of the original shape.

## How do you translate a graph?

Transformations of Graphs Vertically translating a graph is equivalent to shifting the base graph up or down in the direction of the y-axis. A graph is translated k units vertically by moving each point on the graph k units vertically. g (x) = f (x) + k; can be sketched by shifting f (x) k units vertically.

**What can I do with KS2 translating shapes worksheets?**

These KS2 Translating Shapes Worksheets can support children and allow them to practice translating shapes on both squared paper and a coordinates grid. An excellent introduction to the topic of translation of shapes and perfect for mixed ability groups. What will my child gain from this Translating Shapes Worksheets?

### When do you do translation in KS2 Maths?

Translations come under geometry in KS2 maths, and children are introduced to this topic in Year 5 and reiterated in Year 6. Shapes are presented on squared paper and asked to move the shapes a certain number of places to the left, right, down or up, before re-drawing the shape in its new position.

**How can I use PowerPoint to translate shapes?**

You can use this powerpoint as a springboard to further worksheets and lessons on translation. For more resources on translation take a look at these: 2D Shape Translations: Differentiated Worksheets – Use this worksheet to help practice all the new knowledge you have learnt from the powerpoint.

## When does the translation of a shape occur?

In Maths, translation is a geometrical transformation that occurs when a shape moves vertically or horizontally but not in any other way. It is not translation when a shape is rotated or enlarged, for example. In mathematical terms, translations are described by column vectors.