The complete bearings bundle. Contains:
1) Lesson PowerPoint presentation:
- introductory slides explaining what a bearing is and how it should be measured. There are notes for students to copy, including some notes on the common mistakes which need to be avoided.
- 13 questions (one per slide) in which students are asked to estimate the bearing shown.
- Answers to worksheet 1.
- A 'quick check' slide of questions which follows on from worksheet 1. This checks students' understanding that bearings in opposite directions have a difference of 180 degrees.
- Answers to worksheet 2
- Answers to worksheet 3
- Four questions requiring students to measure the bearing in one direction and then the back-bearing e.g "What is the bearing of P from Q?" and "What is the bearing of Q from P?"
- This exercise tests whether students can identify which bearing they are being asked to measure and whether they are able to measure them accurately.
- Follow-up questions at the bottom of the sheet also encourage students to try to spot a connection between the bearing in one direction and the opposite direction (i.e they have a difference of 180 degrees). This can then be picked up in class discussion and tested using the 'quick check' slide of questions.
- Treasure island map in which students are asked to measure the bearings between different points on the map.
- This worksheet tests similar skills to worksheet 1, however students are required to draw the North lines and connect the two locations with a straight line themselves before measuring the bearings.
- For each bearing they are asked to measure, students are also asked to measure the bearing in the opposite direction as well.
This worksheet has two tasks:
i) pinpointing an object's exact location on a map when given its distance and bearing from another point.
The distances are given in metres (1cm = 25m).
ii) pinpointing an object's exact location when told its bearing from two other points.
These tasks are presented to students by saying that new trees, statues, fountains and other features are to be placed in a park and their job is to pinpoint the precise locations of these using the information given.
- Students' answers can be checked easily because the map is actually a grid with letters along the bottom and numbers up the side. When students have pinpointed the objects' locations they note the grid references (e.g M7) and record these in the answer tables provided. All answers are included.
I have also included some additional extras:
- Bearings treasure island homework task (Pirates of the Caribbean theme). Questions, map and answers included.
- Bearings exam questions (no answers provided as the majority would require checking students' drawings)
- A PowerPoint with 4 slides of challenging bearings questions (some involving the use of Pythagoras' Theorem).