# Translations

Exploring Translations

## Instructions

- Use the sliders to translate the shape left/right/up/down.
- Explore various examples to answer the questions below.

## 1. Horizontal Translation

What happens to the coordinates of the vertices of the triangle after a horizontal translation?

## 2. Generalize your hypothesis into rules that will illustrate the changes in the coordinates.

A horizontal translation **a** units to the **right**
(x, y)

## 3. Generalize your hypothesis into rules that will illustrate the changes in the coordinates.

A horizontal translation **a** units to the **left**
(x, y)

## 4. Vertical Translation

What happens to the coordinates of the vertices of the triangle after a vertical translation?

## 5. Generalize your hypothesis into rules that will illustrate the changes in the coordinates.

A vertical translation **a** units **up**.
(x, y)

## 6. Generalize your hypothesis into rules that will illustrate the changes in the coordinates.

A vertical translation **a** units **down**.
(x, y)