# Describe translations of polygons drawn on a square grid

I can describe translations of polygons drawn on a square grid.

# Describe translations of polygons drawn on a square grid

I can describe translations of polygons drawn on a square grid.

## Lesson details

### Key learning points

- If a shape has moved you say it has been translated.
- If a shape has moved, you can describe the move using left, right, up, down and the number of squares moved.
- A shape can be translated in a vertical and horizontal direction.

### Common misconception

Pupils might miscount the number of squares moved horizontally or vertically, resulting in an inaccurate translation.

Encourage pupils to count the number of squares carefully from the original position, possibly using a ruler or finger to help guide their counting. Practice with simpler shapes before moving to more complex polygons.

### Keywords

Translated / translating - Translation is a transformation in which every point of a shape moves the same distance in the same direction. The act of moving is to translate.

Translation - Translation is a transformation in which 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

## Exit quiz

### 6 Questions

3 squares right, 4 squares down

9 squares right, 1 square up

4 squares right, 2 squares up