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Position and Direction: Turning Shapes (2)

In this worksheet, students spot quarter and half turns, clockwise and anticlockwise.

'Position and Direction: Turning Shapes (2)' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Geometry: Position and Direction

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Language of Position/Direction

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

This worksheet is about saying how far round a shape has turned clockwise or anticlockwise.

 

 

 

Example 1

How far round have these shapes turned at each stage?

 

 

Answer

This shows half turns. The tips of the E go from pointing to the right, to the left, to the right and finally to the left.

 

 

Example 2

How far round have these shapes turned at each stage?

 

 

Answer

This shows quarter clockwise turns. 

Look at the tip of the arrow. Imagine a clock face. 

The tip goes from 12 to 3 to 6 to 9. At each stage it is moving clockwise a quarter turn.

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