# Describing Horizontal and Vertical Translations of Figures

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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