A translation is a type of transformation which simply moves the shape. It maps one shape onto another.
We can describe how a shape has been translated by saying how far right/left and how far up/down it has been moved.
Shape A is mapped onto shape
B by a translation of 2 to the
left and 4 down
Hint: pick a point on the original shape
and see where it is on the new one
The grid below shows a turquoise rectangle, a green triangle
and a yellow triangle
Translate the turquoise rectangle by 2 units left and 4 units down.
The red rectangle is the translated version of the turquoise rectangle.