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Translations Calculator

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Translations Calculator

CALCULATOR

Translations Calculator

Step 1. Identify the translation.

How is the translation described?

Step 2. Turn the description of the translation into a point.

DescriptionValue
right
up
right and up

Step 3. Identify the original points.

How many points does your shape have?

Step 4. Add the translation to the original points to get the new points.

Original PointTranslationNew Point

Step 5. Plot the new points and connect the dots.

We have some questions for you! Help us out through this
INTRO
A translation is a type of rigid transformation, which means it changes the position or orientation of an image without changing its size or shape.
Just like how we have up/down and left/right buttons to control the movement of a video game character, we can use translations to control the movement of an image:
Enter the translation that takes us from our starting point to the blue, ending point:
Translation:
A translation is a set of directions in the form of a point
or a description ( units right/left and units up/down) that tells us how to move an image or shape.
Adding the translation to each original point of the image gives us the new points of the image.
Check out our
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or explore our
Lesson
and
Practice
sections to learn more about translations and test your understanding.

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KEY STEPS

How to Do Translations

Step 1. Identify the translation.

How is the translation described?

Step 2. Turn the description of the translation into a point.

DescriptionPoint
right
left
up
down
right, up
right, down
left, up
left, down

Step 2. Identify the original points.

Step 3. Add the translation to the original points to get the new points.

Original PointTranslationNew Point
...............

Step 4. Plot the new points and connect the dots.

LESSON
Translations
PRACTICE
Translations
CONCLUSION
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