Translations are a type of transformation in which a shape is moved from one position to another without changing its size, shape, or orientation. In grade 8 transformations, students learn how to perform translations by sliding a shape along a straight line in a specified direction and distance. They also learn how to use coordinate notation to describe translations and how to apply translations to solve problems. Understanding translations is important in geometry because it helps students develop spatial reasoning skills and apply mathematical concepts to real-world situations, such as creating maps or designing buildings.
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