shape & space : bearings




Bearings are a way of describing the position of places/objects by using clockwise angles relative to North.

e.g. (note a bearing has 3 digits)

    1. east is a bearing of 090 deg.
    2. south is a bearing of 180 deg.
    3. west is a bearing of 270 deg.
    4. north is a bearing of 000 deg.
    5. south west is a bearing of 225 deg.


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To find the bearing of a point Y from a point X:

    1. draw a line up the page from X to represent North
    2. draw a line between point X and point Y
    3. with your protractor on the North line(XN), measure angle NXY


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