Three types of Translations

 Rotation = Turn!


  • “Rotation” means turning around a center:
  • The distance from the center to any point on the shape stays the same.
  • Every point makes a circle around the center.

Reflection = Flip!




  • Reflection about the X axis
  • Reflection about the Y axis
  • Reflection about the origin (Inverse functions)

Translation = Slide!


  • Every point of the shape must move:
  • the same distance
  • in the same direction.


Leave a Reply