Use the the buttons below to move the token through the maze to the red square marked F(inish).
To get past a question mark you will need to answer a multiple choice question abour bearings. If you get the question wrong you will be sent back to the start.


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Mark, Warden Park Secondary Academy
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
"Wonderful resource, thank you, one of the questions is 'what is the bearing of east?' and the 'correct' answer was 90. Can you change it so that 090 is the correct option, and maybe leave 90 as an incorrect option?
Mark.
[Transum: Hello Mark. While Iâ€™m always happy to make changes when teachers suggest them I donâ€™t think 90Â° is incorrect. If the question had asked for a threefigure bearing then 090Â° would certainly have been the correct answer and 90Â° would have been wrong.
Iâ€™ve just had a check online and indeed there are a number of correct ways to express compass bearings. Another notation is to write them in the form N 6Âº E, meaning the bearing that makes an angle of 6Âº with North towards East.
So in the context of the multiple choice question you saw; out of the available options, 90Â° is the only answer that could be correct.
I hope you agree] "