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# 7th Grade Math / Lesson 2: Coordinate Plane: Translation

 TRANSLATION   What will we be learning today? In this lesson, you will learn how to translate shapes in a coordinate plane and rename the vertices.Vocabulary words are found in this purple color throughout the lesson.         Remember to put these in your notebook.

 Translation Back in Unit 5 we looked at translating objects. Translating an object is sliding it across the paper. The shape does not flip or turn at all.

 Translation We will now translate through the coordinate plane and focus on the points. Take the shape below and translate it over the line labeled "y" (this is the y-axis). It needs to be translated 5 places to the right. Watch what happens to the point.

 Translation What is the ordered pair for the new location of the point?

 Translation Draw the triangle that has the vertices at (-3,2), (-5,4) and (-5,0). Then translate the triangle 8 places to the right. Label the new points.

 Translation Draw the triangle that has the vertices at (-3,2), (-5,4) and (-5,0). Then translate the triangle 8 places to the right. Label the new points.

 Can you translate an object? Can you re-label the points on the object? Go back to the classroom to get to your homework and any other items you need to attend to.