Video: Describing Quarter Turns Using Clockwise and Counterclockwise

The frog makes a quarter turn counterclockwise. Which way will she be facing?

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The frog makes a quarter turn counterclockwise. Which way will she be facing?

We’re shown a picture of a frog sitting in the middle of a pond. And this is the direction which the frog is facing. Then, we’re told that the frog makes a quarter turn counterclockwise. And we have to work out which way she will be facing.

There are two important things we need to think about. We know the frog makes a quarter turn. If she makes a quarter turn in this direction, she would be turning clockwise, just like the hands on a clock. If she turns a quarter turn in the opposite direction, she will have made a counterclockwise turn. Which way is the frog facing now? Is she facing the rock, the duck, the lily pad, or the fish. The frog will be facing the rock.

If the frog makes a quarter turn counterclockwise, she will be facing the rock.

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