Position and Direction: Turning Shapes (1)
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• Introduction
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This worksheet 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 direction and think of the hands turning on a clock or a watch.

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!

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

• Question 1
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Describe how the letter E has turned.

quarter clockwise

quarter anticlockwise

half

• Question 2
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Describe how the letter E has turned.

quarter clockwise

quarter anticlockwise

half

• Question 3
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Describe how the shapes have turned.

quarter clockwise

quarter anticlockwise

half

• Question 4
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Describe how the shapes have turned.

quarter clockwise

quarter anticlockwise

half

• Question 5
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Describe how the shapes have turned.

quarter clockwise

quarter anticlockwise

half

• Question 6
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Describe how the shapes have turned.

quarter clockwise

quarter anticlockwise

half

• Question 7
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Describe how the shapes have turned.

quarter clockwise

quarter anticlockwise

half

• Question 8
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Describe how the shapes have turned.

quarter clockwise

quarter anticlockwise

half

• Question 9
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Describe how the shapes have turned.

quarter clockwise

quarter anticlockwise

half

• Question 10
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Describe how the shapes have turned.

quarter clockwise

quarter anticlockwise

half

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