# Transforming - four types

There are four ways to transform an object in mathematics;

- Re-sizing - Enlargement, contraction
- Reflection - Mirrored
- Rotation - Around a point
- Translating - Sliding

To remember these four types think of a

**Transformer (Transforming)** with enlarged eyes after a night out.

So put on reflective **mirrored** glasses.

But put them on **upside down (rotate)**. Even when they were the correct way up they still** slide off (translate)**.

**Examples**

## Re-sizing: Enlargement

The square has been enlarged.

## Reflection - Mirrored

The square has been reflected.

## Rotation

The square has been rotated.

## Translating

The square has been translated (slid across).