# Translations

- Author:
- Anna

## Directions

· Create a stick figure · Create a segment AB (A is the head of the vector and B is the tail) · Transform Menu – Translate by Vector · Select the stick figure (Highlight) · Select the tail and then the Head Question: How is the location of the stick figure related to the translation vector?

Drag the vector (segment) such that the tail lies on one of the points of the pre-image. Question: Where is the head? Why?

Us the segment tool to connect the corresponding points on the pre-image and image. Question: What do you notice about these segments? Why?

Drag Point A. Question: What happens? Why?

Predict what will happen if we drag B. Drag point B. Question: What happens? Why?

Questions: What would happen if you translated a line segment? What will be true about translating that line segment? What about a line?

What will happen when you translate an angle? Why?

Question: Given your experiences, define translation.