Level 5-6 Shapes - Bearings
One of the topics covered when studying shapes in KS3 Maths is bearings. Bearings are angles measured clockwise from the direction of north. We use them for navigation and to help us find our way. Aircraft and ships are both navigated by using bearings and countries would still be waiting to be discovered without them!
Let's imagine a clock face with 12 o'clock representing north and your position being the centre of the dial. 3 o'clock would have a bearing of 090 degrees because it is 90o from north, in a clockwise direction. 9 o'clock would have a bearing of 270 because it is 270o from north in a clockwise direction. 6 o'clock would have a bearing of 180 because it is 180o from north in a clockwise direction. If you ever get stuck with bearings then just remember this clock face.
So, now you can navigate with bearings, let's see if you can find your way to the end of this quiz on the subject. Take your time and read each question carefully. Good luck!.
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