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Identify Clockwise and Anticlockwise Rotation of Shapes

In this worksheet, students will say how far round a shape has turned using words such as quarter, half, clockwise and anticlockwise.

'Identify Clockwise and Anticlockwise Rotation of Shapes ' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Geometry: Position and Direction

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Language of Position/Direction

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

This activity is about shapes that have turned.

 

Shapes may be turned a quarter clockwise, a quarter anticlockwise or by half.

Remind yourself of the clockwise and anticlockwise directions and think of the hands turning on a clock or a watch.

 

clockwise and anticlockwise

 

Let's look at the letter E.

 

Here it is in its correct position:

 

 

When we turn it a quarter turn clockwise, it goes from the original to this position:

 

 

When we turn it a half turn, it goes from the original to this position.

For half turns, we can go clockwise or anticlockwise – it doesn't matter which!

 

  

 

When we turn it a quarter turn anticlockwise, it goes from the original to this position:

 

  

 

Let's have a go at some questions now.

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