A complete lesson on introducing 3-figure bearings.

Activities included:

A quick set of questions to remind pupils of supplementary angles.


  • A quick puzzle to get pupils thinking about compass points.
  • Slides to introduce compass points, the compass and 3-figure bearings.
  • Examples and questions for pupils to try on finding bearings fro m diagrams.
  • A set of worksheets with a progression in difficulty, from correctly measuring bearings and scale drawings to using angle rules to find bearings. Includes some challenging questions involving three points, that should promote discussion about different approaches to obtaining an answer.

A prompt to discuss how the bearings of A from B and B from A are connected.

Printable worksheets and answers included.

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Created: Apr 6, 2018

Updated: May 5, 2018

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