# Draw and translate simple shapes on the full coordinate grid

I can draw and translate simple shapes on the full coordinate grid

# Draw and translate simple shapes on the full coordinate grid

I can draw and translate simple shapes on the full coordinate grid

## Lesson details

### Key learning points

- To translate a shape is to move it in a horizontal or vertical direction or a combination of the two.
- The translation will give a move in a horizontal direction first.
- The vertical translation will be given second.
- The shape remains the same size after it has been translated.

### Common misconception

Pupils are taught to choose a vertex then count horizontally and / or vertically when translating that vertex. Pupils may forget which vertex they started with and end up translating the wrong vertex.

You may wish to consider asking pupils to mark the starting vertex with a small circle as a reminder of which one they started with.

### Keywords

Translate - Translation is a type of transformation. Every point of a shape moves the same distance in the same direction.

### Licence

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## Video

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## Starter quiz

### 6 Questions

kite

trapezium

rhombus

(−1,2)

(1,2)

(−1,−2)

(1,−2)