# Reflecting shapes across the x axis and the y axis

# Reflecting shapes across the x axis and the y axis

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### Key learning points

- In this lesson, we will reflect shapes across all 4 quadrants using coordinates.

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### 5 Questions

Q1.

Which of the following statements is correct?

Correct answer: The line of reflection can sometimes be horizontal or vertical

The line of reflection can sometimes be horizontal or vertical

The line of reflection is always horizontal

The line of reflection is always parallel with the x axis

The line of reflection is always vertical

Q2.

If we are reflecting a shape onto a vertical line of symmetry then which of the following statements is correct?

Both the x and y coordinates of the reflected shapes will change

Both the x and y coordinates of the reflected shapes will stay the same

Only the x coordinate will stay the same

Correct answer: Only the y coordinate will stay the same

Only the y coordinate will stay the same

Q3.

If we are reflecting a shape onto a horizontal line of symmetry then which of the following statements is correct?

Both the x and y coordinates of the reflected shapes will change

Both the x and y coordinates of the reflected shapes will stay the same

Correct answer: Only the x coordinate will stay the same

Only the x coordinate will stay the same

Only the y coordinate will stay the same

Q4.

If a shape is reflected across a horizontal line of reflection and one of the vertices of this shape with the co-ordinate (-4,6) is just 2 squares away from the line of reflection what would it's reflected coordinate be?

(-2, 6)

(-2, 8)

Correct answer: (-4, 2)

(-4, 2)

(4, -6)

Q5.

If a square is reflected across a horizontal line of symmetry where A (-6,7) reflects to ( -6,1) and B(-3,7) reflects to (-3,1), what are the reflected points of C and D?

(-3,7) and (-3,2)

(-6,3) and (-3,4)

Correct answer: (-6,4) and (-3,4)

(-6,4) and (-3,4)

(-6,4) and (-4,3)

### 5 Questions

Q1.

Which of the following statements is NOT correct?

The x axis can be a line of reflection

Correct answer: The x axis cannot be a line of reflection

The x axis cannot be a line of reflection

The y axis can be a line of reflection

When shapes are reflected some of the coordinates can change

Q2.

If we are reflecting a shape onto the x axis then which of the following is correct?

Both the x and y coordinates of the reflected shapes must change

Both the x and y coordinates of the reflected shapes must stay the same

Correct answer: The x coordinate will definitely stay the same

The x coordinate will definitely stay the same

The y coordinate will definitely stay the same

Q3.

If we are reflecting a shape onto the y axis then which of the following statements is correct?

Both the x and y coordinates of the reflected shapes must change

Both the x and y coordinates of the reflected shapes must stay the same

The x coordinate will definitely stay the same

Correct answer: The y coordinate will definitely stay the same

The y coordinate will definitely stay the same

Q4.

A triangle with the coordinates (-5,6), (-5,7) and (-4,7) is reflected by a line of reflection along the y axis, which of the below are the correct reflected coordinates?

(-5,-5) (-7,7) (-4,-4)

(-5,-6), (-5,-7) (-4,-7)

(5,-6) (5,-7) (4,-7)

Correct answer: (5,6) (5,7) (4,7)

(5,6) (5,7) (4,7)

Q5.

A point with coordinates (-4,0) is reflected by a line of reflection along the x axis, what would its new reflected coordinates be?

(-4,-1)

Correct answer: (-4,0)

(-4,0)

(-4,1)

(4,0)