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What you need to know
What you need to know:
Bearings are a standardised method, used primarily by sailors, of stating the angle between two objects. Bearings follow strict rules, including: when writing the angle of a bearing, it must be 3 digits, so if the angle is a 1- or 2-digit number like 5 or 60, then the bearings must be written 005 and 060 respectively; when expressing a bearing between two points A and B, we almost always say “the bearing of A from B”, rather than saying “the bearing of B to A”; and bearings always begin at the north and should be taken in the clockwise direction.
You should be able to interpret what a given bearing means, using your protractor to measure the angle(s), as well as being able to construct a picture to represent the positions of multiple objects, given that you know the bearings of them and how far apart they are`.
Bearings Revision and Worksheets
Bearings is a topic at GCSE Maths that like many others requires a lot of practice. You may be a Maths teacher or Maths tutor looking for bearings resources, well you certainly have found them on this page. You are welcome to use our worksheets and revision materials either for lessons or homework or even both. If you find our bearings resources useful, you can always take a look at what other GCSE Maths revision resources we have by visiting our homepage.
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