# Translate polygons in the first quadrant

I can translate polygons in the first quadrant.

# Translate polygons in the first quadrant

I can translate polygons in the first quadrant.

## Lesson details

### Key learning points

- Move the point in the horizontal direction in the translation.
- Move the point in the vertical direction in the translation,
- The shape made with the new points should be exactly the same shape and size as the original shape.

### Common misconception

Pupils might mistakenly alter the shape or size of the polygon during translation, thinking the process involves resizing or reshaping.

Emphasise that translation is a "sliding" motion that moves the shape without changing its size or orientation. Demonstrate this with cut-out shapes that can be physically moved on a grid, showing that the shape remains identical after translation.

### Keywords

Vertex / vertices - A vertex is the point where two or more lines meet. The plural is vertices.

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

### Licence

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