Edexcel IGCSE Maths

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5.3.1 Transformations - Translation

Translation – what do I need to know?

  • You need to be able to perform a translation (on a coordinate grid) as well as spotting and describing a translation when presented with one
  • Translations are where an object has moved but remains the same way up
  • This movement is described by a vector
  • You need to know how to write a translation using a vector (rather than words)

Transformations - Translation RN, downloadable IGCSE & GCSE Maths revision notes

Exam Tip

As you are simply redrawing a given shape in a different place on the coordinate grid all you need to do is work out where one of the vertices of the shape translates to and draw the shape from there.

Worked Example

Transformations - Translation Worked Example 1, downloadable IGCSE & GCSE Maths revision notes

Translations-Q1, IGCSE & GCSE Maths revision notes

Translations-Q1-working, IGCSE & GCSE Maths revision notes

Transformations - Translation Worked Example 2, downloadable IGCSE & GCSE Maths revision notes

Q1-Translations-Solution, IGCSE & GCSE Maths revision notes

Transformations - Translation Worked Example 3, downloadable IGCSE & GCSE Maths revision notes

Transformations - Translation Worked Example 4, downloadable IGCSE & GCSE Maths revision notes

Translations-Q2, IGCSE & GCSE Maths revision notes

Translations-Q2-working, IGCSE & GCSE Maths revision notes

Transformations - Translation Worked Example 5, downloadable IGCSE & GCSE Maths revision notes

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