What Is Translation Math?


Author: Artie
Published: 23 Mar 2022

Translation Math

A figure can be moved upward, downward, left, right, or anywhere in the coordinate system using translation. The mini-lesson was focused on translation math. The journey of translation in math starts with a student already knowing what they are talking about and then they use their creativity to create a new idea. It is easy to grasp and will stay with them forever, because it is done in a way that is easy to understand.


The displacement of a figure or shape from one place to another is called translation. A figure can move in the coordinate system. The size of the object remains the same in translation.

Translation in mathematics

In mathematics, translation means moving an object. It is a term used in geometry. The object is moved without being reflected or resizing.

Passive translation

A translation is a geometric transformation that moves a space by the same distance in a given direction. A translation can be seen as the addition of a constant vector to every point or the change of the origin of the coordinate system. Any translation is an isometry.

A horizontal translation is a transformation that results in a graph that is equivalent to shifting the base graph left or right. A graph is translated by moving points on it. lattice groups are finitely generated and are part of the three-dimensional translation group.

The entire group is generated by a finite set. While geometric translation is often seen as an active process that changes the position of a geometric object, a similar result can be achieved by a passive transformation that moves the coordinate system but leaves the object fixed. A translation of axes is known as a passive version of an active geometric translation.

Linear translations

The points in the object are moved in a straight line. The size, shape and orientation of the image are the same as the original object. The object and image are facing the same direction. A translation can be represented by a column matrix or column vector where a number of units to move right or left along the x- axis and a number of units to move up or down along the y- axis are all shown.

Point reflections

In many fields, transformation is important, such as the study of art, architecture, anthropology, and many more. The foundation for other areas of study, such as congruence and similarity, the verification of the segments and the derivation of the equation of a circle, are set by transformation. A point reflection is a type of reflection that occurs when a figure is built around a single point.

A shape is reflected over a point, usually the origin. The scale factor K is used to determine if the dilation is an enlargement or a reduction. The dilation is an enlargement or a reduction if it is greater than 1.

The size of the new image is determined by the scale factor. The new image and the original image are on the same side of the center when the k is positive. Translation means moving.

The order of the numbers is not commutative

Since the order of the numbers is not commutative, be careful. "5 less a number" and "5 less than a number" are completely different words.

Equation form of problems

Practical problems are usually equation form. The problem solution involves converting the problem from phrases and statements to mathematical expressions and equations and then to solve the equations.

Is mathematics a language like English or Chinese?

Is mathematics a language like English or Chinese? It is important to know what language is and how the vocabulary and grammar of mathematics are used to construct sentences. There are many definitions of language.

A language is a system of words or codes. Language can refer to a system of communication using symbols. Chomsky defined language as a set of sentences constructed using a finite set of elements.

Linguists believe language should be able to represent concepts. Understanding how mathematical sentences work is helpful when teaching. Students find numbers and symbols intimidating, so putting an equation into a familiar language makes the subject more accessible.

A note on translations

Since translations preserve the size and shape of an object, they are rigid transformations. When a translation is applied, the only thing that changes is the location the coordinate plane. If you need to describe a translation, compare the coordinates of the key points of the first and second figure.

The shifted blue shape of the neutron star in QCD

The blue shape is shifted 5 units down as shown by the red arrow, and the transformed image is shown in maroon. The blue shape 7 units are moved to the right by the black arrow.

The Math of Numbers

The structure of defining math expression has changed. Children are expected to use numbers and operators in math. Words help students form a math expression.

Tom has to fill a box with fruit. The number of apples should be more than oranges. Tom picks 3 oranges and then repeats it 5 times.

The number of apples and oranges should be counted. Basic math operations on numbers is the first step towards building logic and reasoning in children. Formulation of math expressions using the respective skill lays a strong foundation to learn and understand the mathematics of real life.

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