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Notes and Guidance


Children learn to translate shapes on a grid. Children could focus on one vertex at a time when translating. Attention should be drawn to the fact that the shape itself does not change size nor orientation when translated.


Maths Talk


What does translate mean?

Look what happens when I translate this shape. What has happened to the shape?

Have the dimensions of the shape changed?

Does it still face the same way?

Are there any other ways I can get the shape to this position?

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