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Describe the Movement and Direction of Rotated Shapes

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

'Describe the Movement and Direction of Rotated Shapes' 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.

 

clockwise and 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.

 

Does that make sense? If you find it hard to remember which is clockwise or anticlockwise, spend a few minutes looking at the hands on a clock and see which way they turn. It will be clockwise.

 

an alarm clock

 

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