GraphicMaths

Visualising maths

Vertical translation

For vertical movement, the x value is zero. A positive y moves the shape up, negative moves it down.

In the diagram below, click the button labelled (0, 5) to move the shape up by 5 units. Again, press the reset button to set it back to its original position.

Then try clicking the button labelled (0, -4) to move the shape down by 3 units.