Lesson Worksheet: Translations Mathematics • 8th Grade
In this worksheet, we will practice translating a point or a simple shape on a grid and describing a translation using up, down, right, and left.
A line segment with a length of 5 is translated three left and two down. What is the length of its image?
Which diagram shows two triangles where one is a translation of the other?
Sophia wants to change the location of her right-triangular desk. If she moves it only by a translation, will it fit exactly into one of the other corners of the room?
Two lines were translated three right and two down. Their images were parallel, were the original two lines parallel or intersecting?
Two parallel lines are translated six right and five up. Are the resulting two lines parallel to each other, or do they intersect?
- AThey are parallel.
- BThey intersect.
is translated three left and five up. Is the length of the image resulting from this transformation greater than, less than, or the same as the length of ?
- Athe same
- Bgreater than
- Cless than
Sophia drew a polygon on a piece of graph paper. Now, she will translate it left and down to produce its image. Will the polygon and its image have the same shape?
- AIt depends on how many units down she translates the polygon.
- BIt depends on how many units left she translates the polygon.
Two points were plotted on a grid. Then, each point was translated to the right to produce its image as shown.
Which statement is correct?
- APoint was translated 3 more squares to the right than point was.
- BPoint was translated 3 more squares to the right than point was.
- CPoint was translated 2 more squares to the right than point was.
- DPoint was translated 2 more squares to the right than point was.