BearingsPractise your ability to interpret and use threefigure bearings with this selfmarking exercise. 
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.
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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/Alevel 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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Transum,
Monday, July 24, 2017
"This is a page from a Scout's notebook written around 1966.
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Colin, Home
Thursday, November 23, 2017
"On bearings level 3 question 6. the opposite bearing of 208 degrees is 028 degrees. your answer is 28 degrees. you only have 2 digits.
[Transum: Thanks so much Colin, for highlighting this error. The questions are generated from random numbers and the algorithm used in question 6 missed the three digit rule. The bug has now been eliminated. I hope your students enjoy this exercise.]"
Lahi, New Zealand
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
"There seems to be a problem with the question: "What is the three figure bearing of east?" and "What is the three figure bearing of northeast?". If I am correct the answer to the first one is 90 degrees and the other one is 45 degrees. But when I answer it the system says it's wrong. If this is because I got the answer wrong my apologies. Thanks in advance!
[Transum: You are almost correct Lahi but you need to think about the words “three figure” in the question]"