Next week in maths we will be looking at reflection and translation in the 4 quadrants.
Can you remember how to read co-ordinates? ‘Along the corridor and up the stairs’ we plot the horizontal axis first then the vertical axis and the coordinate is where the two meet.
The point in the centre of the 4 quadrants is (0,0) and this is called ‘the origin’ The left horizontal axis and the bottom vertical axis contain the negative numbers.
Translation means to move the shape from one position to another without changing its size or position.
Reflection means to ‘flip’ the shape over along either the vertical or horizontal axis.
Click on the link below to play a game involving coordinates. Make sure you click the green Full Screen box to play it full size.