Describing Horizontal and Vertical Translations of Figures

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Skill:

Use models or points in the coordinate plane to illustrate, recognize, or describe rigid transformations (translations, reflections, and rotations) of plane figures.

Describing Horizontal and Vertical Translations of Figures

Translate figures horizontally and vertically on the coordinate plane. Learn how to describe the translations.

Putting It All Together

Answer these open ended questions on your own or with others to form deeper math connections.

Open-ended question 1

How many paths can you make to translate a figure from the pre-image to the image?

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Open-ended question 2

Does the description of the final movement change with different paths? Why or why not?

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