# Describe the Movement and Direction of Rotated Shapes

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

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Geometry: Position and Direction

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Language of Position/Direction

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#### Worksheet Overview

This activity 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?

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?

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.

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