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)

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

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

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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)

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

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

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