Position and Direction: Turning Shapes (1)
• Introduction

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

Describe how the letter E has turned.

quarter clockwise

quarter anticlockwise

half

• Question 2

Describe how the letter E has turned.

quarter clockwise

quarter anticlockwise

half

• Question 3

Describe how the shapes have turned.

quarter clockwise

quarter anticlockwise

half

• Question 4

Describe how the shapes have turned.

quarter clockwise

quarter anticlockwise

half

• Question 5

Describe how the shapes have turned.

quarter clockwise

quarter anticlockwise

half

• Question 6

Describe how the shapes have turned.

quarter clockwise

quarter anticlockwise

half

• Question 7

Describe how the shapes have turned.

quarter clockwise

quarter anticlockwise

half

• Question 8

Describe how the shapes have turned.

quarter clockwise

quarter anticlockwise

half

• Question 9

Describe how the shapes have turned.

quarter clockwise

quarter anticlockwise

half

• Question 10