 # Position and Direction: Turning in a Circle (1)

In this worksheet, students give the result of quarter and half turns using a clockwise turn. Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Geometry: Position and Direction

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Language of Position/Direction

Difficulty level:   ### QUESTION 1 of 10

In this worksheet, you must imagine that you are standing at the centre of a circle and say which letter you will be facing after doing a given turn.

Remember, that to turn in a clockwise direction means to turn the same way the hands turn on a clock.   Example

Imagine that you are standing at the centre of the circle facing A.

Which letter will you face if you turn clockwise a 1/4 (quarter) turn?  Imagine that you are standing at the centre of this circle facing A.

Say which letter you will facing after doing the given turn.

A half turn (1/2) clockwise. A

B

C

D

Imagine that you are standing at the centre of this circle facing A.

Say which letter you will facing after doing the given turn.

A three-quarter (3/4) turn clockwise. A

B

C

D

Imagine that you are standing at the centre of this circle facing A.

Say which letter you will facing after doing the given turn.

A four-quarter (4/4) turn clockwise. A

B

C

D

Imagine that you are standing at the centre of this circle facing A.

Say which letter you will facing after doing the given turn.

A quarter turn (1/4) clockwise. A

B

C

D

Imagine that you are standing at the centre of this circle facing B.

Say which letter you will facing after doing the given turn.

A quarter turn (1/4) clockwise. A

B

C

D

Imagine that you are standing at the centre of this circle facing B.

Say which letter you will facing after doing the given turn.

A half turn (1/2) clockwise. A

B

C

D

Imagine that you are standing at the centre of this circle facing C.

Say which letter you will facing after doing the given turn.

A half turn (1/2) clockwise. A

B

C

D

Imagine that you are standing at the centre of this circle facing C.

Say which letter you will facing after doing the given turn.

A quarter turn (1/4) clockwise. A

B

C

D

Imagine that you are standing at the centre of this circle facing D.

Say which letter you will facing after doing the given turn.

A three-quarter (3/4) turn clockwise. A

B

C

D

Imagine that you are standing at the centre of this circle facing A.

Say which letter you will facing after doing the given turn.

A three-quarter (3/4) turn clockwise. A

B

C

D

• Question 1

Imagine that you are standing at the centre of this circle facing A.

Say which letter you will facing after doing the given turn.

A half turn (1/2) clockwise. C
EDDIE SAYS
That's right...a half turn (1/2) clockwise, moves you to letter C, opposite letter A.
• Question 2

Imagine that you are standing at the centre of this circle facing A.

Say which letter you will facing after doing the given turn.

A three-quarter (3/4) turn clockwise. D
EDDIE SAYS
Yes...you got it! A three quarter (3/4) turn clockwise moves you to face letter D. Always remember which way the hands of a clock turn, that's the same as clockwise.
• Question 3

Imagine that you are standing at the centre of this circle facing A.

Say which letter you will facing after doing the given turn.

A four-quarter (4/4) turn clockwise. A
EDDIE SAYS
Spot on! You have turned a whole turn (4/4) and are back where you started!
• Question 4

Imagine that you are standing at the centre of this circle facing A.

Say which letter you will facing after doing the given turn.

A quarter turn (1/4) clockwise. B
EDDIE SAYS
Well done! A one quarter (1/4) turn clockwise, takes you to letter B.
• Question 5

Imagine that you are standing at the centre of this circle facing B.

Say which letter you will facing after doing the given turn.

A quarter turn (1/4) clockwise. C
EDDIE SAYS
Excellent, even though we started at a different point, you have worked out that we have now moved a one quarter (1/4) turn to face letter C.
• Question 6

Imagine that you are standing at the centre of this circle facing B.

Say which letter you will facing after doing the given turn.

A half turn (1/2) clockwise. D
EDDIE SAYS
Great! A half turn (1/2) clockwise, moves you to face letter D.
• Question 7

Imagine that you are standing at the centre of this circle facing C.

Say which letter you will facing after doing the given turn.

A half turn (1/2) clockwise. A
EDDIE SAYS
Brilliant! A half turn (1/2) clockwise now means you are facing letter A.
• Question 8

Imagine that you are standing at the centre of this circle facing C.

Say which letter you will facing after doing the given turn.

A quarter turn (1/4) clockwise. D
EDDIE SAYS
Bingo! A one quarter (1/4) turn clockwise takes you to letter D.
• Question 9

Imagine that you are standing at the centre of this circle facing D.

Say which letter you will facing after doing the given turn.

A three-quarter (3/4) turn clockwise. C
EDDIE SAYS
Spot on! We have nearly turned a full circle to get to letter C.
• Question 10

Imagine that you are standing at the centre of this circle facing A.

Say which letter you will facing after doing the given turn.

A three-quarter (3/4) turn clockwise. D
EDDIE SAYS
Amazing! Even though the circle is tilted, you have spotted that a three quarter (3/4) turn moves you to letter D.
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