#### What Are Geometric Translations? Geometry is a branch of mathematics which has its uses in the practical word. Industries including engineering and construction use geometrical principles to complete tasks. A very important mathematical concept of geometry is transformation. Transformation is an operation in geometry that moves or flips, and it also sometimes changes a figure to create a new figure. There are three types of transformations and these include translations, rotations, and reflections. Translation is the most basic form of transformation. It is a function that moves an object a certain distance and does not have an impact on the shape, size, of orientation of the object. The object before being translated is called pre-image and the after translation it is termed as an image. Just the position of the object is changed.

Transformations, in geometry, move a figure in different ways on a coordinate plane. If each point in a figure is moved in the same direction and distance we call this change a translation. When a figure is translated it does not change size or rotate it just slides across. The movement of a jet across the sky and the path a ball travels when hit by a baseball bat are common examples of translations. These worksheets introduce translations, how to do them, and how to recognize them. Exercises include identifying examples of translation, determining if an expression of translation is true, using coordinate graphs to plot shapes, and more.