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Position and Direction: Turning in a Circle (1)

In this worksheet, students give the result of quarter and half turns using a clockwise turn.

'Position and Direction: Turning in a Circle (1)' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Geometry: Position and Direction

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Language of Position/Direction

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

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.

Clockface                                 arrows clockwise

 

 

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?

 

 

Answer

Answer is B

 

In this worksheet, use your knowledge to help you identify the turns made clockwise.

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.

  

CORRECT ANSWER
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.

  

CORRECT ANSWER
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.

  

CORRECT ANSWER
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.

  

CORRECT ANSWER
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.

  

CORRECT ANSWER
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.

  

CORRECT ANSWER
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.

  

CORRECT ANSWER
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.

  

CORRECT ANSWER
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.

  

CORRECT ANSWER
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.

  

CORRECT ANSWER
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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