Maths /Shape, Location & Mapping /Transformation

Browse our collection of flips slides and turns worksheets. ‘Flip’, ‘slide’ and ‘turn’ are words to describe how shapes can be changed. These are common terms for ‘reflection’, ‘translation’ and ‘rotation’. These resources support students in identifying and applying transformation to 2D shapes.

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Task Cards: Flips, Slides, Turns

A set of 24 cards. Circle ‘flip’, ‘slide’ or ‘turn’ to match the transformation of each image. Laminate for a long-lasting resource.

Task Cards: Translation, Rotation, Reflection

A set of 24 cards. Circle ‘translation’, ‘rotation’ or ‘reflection’ to match the transformation of each image. Laminate for a long-lasting resource.

Describe Translations, Rotations & Reflections (2)

Describe the transformation of objects using the terms ‘translation’, ‘rotation’ & ‘reflection’.

Describe Translations, Rotations & Reflections (1)

Describe the transformation of objects using the terms ‘translation’, ‘rotation’ & ‘reflection’.

Half & Quarter Turns

Each shape has turned. Identify whether the turn is a half turn or a quarter turn (and the direction).

Identify Slides, Flips & Turns

Circle ‘flip’, ‘slide’ or ‘turn’ to show how each shape has been moved.

Transformation in Letters

Use the terms ‘flip’, ‘slide’ and ‘turn’ to show how each shape has been transformed.

Draw Matching Transformations

‘Flip’, ‘slide’ and then ‘turn’ each of the shapes.

Transformation Display Poster: Translation

Shapes can be transformed in different ways. This poster explains ‘translation’.

Transformation Display Poster: Rotation

Shapes can be transformed in different ways. This poster explains ‘rotation’.

Transformation Display Poster: Reflection

Shapes can be transformed in different ways. This poster explains ‘reflection’.

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‘Flip’, ‘slide’ and then ‘turn’ each of the shapes.

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Cut and paste to show whether the angles are acute angles, right angles or obtuse angles.

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