GraphicMaths

Visualising maths

Transformations

Transformations move a shape from one place to another, and may have other effects too. There are four main types of transformation:

  • Translation, which slides a shape to a different position
  • Rotation, which spins the shape
  • Reflection, which creates a mirror image of the shape
  • Scaling, which makes the shape bigger or smaller

You can also apply a combination of two or more transformations.