Air Traffic Control: Work out which aircraft are in danger of colliding from their positions and direction of travel. An exercise in understanding bearings.
News Common: Follow the compass directions given in the squares to find where the route starts?
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A bearing is a description of a direction. It is the number of degrees measured in a clockwise direction from north as seen from above. Convention, probably born out of the need to be quite clear when saying a bearing over a crackly aircraft radio or storm at sea, three figures are given for each bearing. So 90 degrees would be expressed as 090 degrees.
Bearings Teacher Resources:
Plane Bearings: A visual aid designed to help pupils estimate three figure bearings.
Bearings: Practise your ability to interpret and use three-figure bearings with this self-marking exercise.
Navigation NEWS: Each visitor to this page has a unique maze constructed for them to find their way through answering questions about bearings along the way.
Snooker Angles: An online game for one or two players requiring an ability to estimate angles.
Three Figure Bearings: A beginner's tutorial for measuring three figure compass bearings using a protractor.
Using a Compass: How to use your compass to take bearings with Ordnance Survey.
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