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Bearings

Practise your ability to interpret and use three-figure bearings with this self-marking exercise.

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This is level 1: converting between compass directions and three figure bearings. You can earn a trophy if you get at least 9 correct and you do this activity online.

What is the three figure bearing of west?

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What is the three figure bearing of south?

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What is the three figure bearing of east?

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What is the three figure bearing of north-west?

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What is the three figure bearing of south-east?

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What is the three figure bearing of north-east?

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CarNiles is driving south-west. In his rear-view mirror he can see a tower directly behind him. What is the three figure bearing of the tower from his current position?

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FrasierFrasier is hiking in a north-westerly direction then he turns right (90°). What is the three figure bearing of his direction now?

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DaphneDaphne is swimming in a lake. After swimming in a north-westerly direction she turns around (180°). What is the three figure bearing of her direction now?

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Subramanian is facing north-east. How many degrees does he have to turn through clockwise to face south?

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Susan is facing south-east. How many degrees does she have to turn through anticlockwise to face north-west?

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Noi is facing north-west. How many degrees does he have to turn through clockwise until he is facing south?

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This is Bearings level 1. You can also try:
Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5

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Try your best to answer the questions above. Type your answers into the boxes provided leaving no spaces. As you work through the exercise regularly click the "check" button. If you have any wrong answers, do your best to do corrections but if there is anything you don't understand, please ask your teacher for help.

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Leaning about Bearings

Before beginning these exercises it would be helpful to develop bearing estimation skills with the Plane Bearings activity.

Level 1 - Converting between compass directions and three figure bearings

Level 2 - Measuring simple bearings on screen using a draggable protractor

Level 3 - Back bearings and turning problems

Level 4 - Creating scale diagrams and making accurate measurements of given situations

Level 5 - Using angle theorems and trigonometry to solve bearing problems

Exam Style questions are in the style of GCSE or IB/A-level exam paper questions and worked solutions are available for Transum subscribers.

After working hard on these exercises treat yourself to some relaxation playing Snooker Angles.

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Compass Points

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This video is from the wonderful Corbettmaths.

See also this video on measuring bearings from UKMatheTeacher.

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