# Translation by a Vector

- Author:
- merckc

- Topic:
- Translation, Vectors

In this activity you will explore translations. A translation is when you move an object, with no rotation, reflecting, or re-sizing.

You will do the following things:
1) Translate point A by the vector in the tool bar.
2) Move the vector around and observe what happens.
What happens when the vector is moved? Does point A or point A' move? How much does it move by?
Repeat this for several other line segments and polygons, which can be made by tools in the toolbar.
When dealing with shapes