On Monday during Maths we discussed of some words we meet when working with tasks from the transformation and location section of the Measurement and Geometry strand of our Maths curriculum.
When working with a 2 dimensional shape we can rotate, reflect and translate the shape.
To translate a shape is to move or slide it up and down or from side to side without changing the shape in any other way.
To reflect a shape is to flip the shape over a mirror line.
To rotate a shape is to turn it around a given point. The distance from the centre to any point on the shape stays the same.
We worked in pairs, using Scratch, to create a program that demonstrated our understanding of one of these mathematical terms. Mrs S has added our work to a Scratch studio and embedded some below.