Unit 5 Section 1 : Angles and Turns

In this unit you will learn what terms such as turn, half turn, etc. mean in terms of angles. You will also learn how to refer to points of the compass and how these relate to angles.

There are 360 in one complete turn, so the following are true:

You also need to refer to compass points: (north (N), south (S), east (E), west (W), northeast (NE), southeast (SE), southwest (SW) and northwest (NW). Look at the diagram below:

Example Question

Look at the diagram below which shows two turns.
Practice Questions
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(a) What angle do you turn through if you turn from NE to NW anticlockwise?

(b) What angle do you turn through if you turn from E to N clockwise?

 

Exercises

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Question 1
John is standing on a hill. The church is north of the point where he stands.
(a) In what direction is John facing if he looks at:
(i)the chimney
(ii)the TV mast
(iii)the oak tree

(b) What angle does John turn through if he turns clockwise from looking at:
(i)the church to the farm clockwise
(ii)the oak tree to the bridge clockwise
(iii)the oak tree to the TV mast clockwise

Question 2
In a game, you spin a pointer and let it stop.
What angle does the pointer turn through if it completes:
(a) 1 turn which is degrees
(b) 2 turns which is degrees
(c) turn which is degrees
(d) 1 turns which is degrees
(e) 1 turns which is degrees
(f) 2 turns which is degrees

Question 3
Use the diagram below to help you with this question.
What angle do you turn through if you turn clockwise from:
(a) N to E : clockwise
(b) N to NE : clockwise
(c) S to SE : clockwise
(d) W to NE : clockwise
(e) SE to SW : clockwise
(f) E to NW : clockwise

Question 4
What angle do you turn through if you turn anticlockwise from:
(a) N to SW : anticlockwise
(b) S to SW : anticlockwise
(c) W to NW : anticlockwise
(d) E to S : anticlockwise

Question 5
In what direction will you be facing if you turn:
(a) 180 clockwise from NE
(b) 180 anticlockwise from SE
(c) 90 clockwise from SW
(d) 45 clockwise from N
(e) 225 clockwise from SW
(f) 135 anticlockwise from N

Question 6
Use the diagram below to answer the questions.
(a) What is North of the shop?

(b) What is West of the church?

(c) What is East of the church?

(d) What is E of Big Rock and NE of the shop?

(e) What is SW of Big Rock?

(f) Which direction is the tower from the beach?

(g) Which direction is the church from the beach?

Question 7
The map below shows part of East Anglia. Use it to answer the questions below.
(a) What is East of Acle?

(b) What is N of Norwich and S of Cromer?

(c) What is SE of Norwich?

(d) What is NW of Acle?

(e) What is West of Cromer?

What is W of Lowestoft and E of Bungay?


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