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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.
Don't wait until you have finished the exercise before you click on the 'Check' button. Click it often as you work through the questions to see if you are answering them correctly. You can doubleclick the 'Check' button to make it float at the bottom of your screen.
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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]"