Video: Describing Quarter Turns Using Clockwise and Counterclockwise

Look at how the turtle moved. Pick the words to finish the sentences. First, the turtle made a quarter turn _. [A] clockwise [B] counterclockwise. Then, the turtle made a _ turn clockwise. [A] quarter [B] three-quarters [C] half.

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Video Transcript

Look at how the turtle moved. Pick the words to finish the sentences. First, the turtle made a quarter turn clockwise or counterclockwise. Then the turtle made a quarter, three-quarters, or half turn clockwise.

Let’s look at how the turtle moved. First, it moved forward and then it made a turn, a quarter turn. The turtle was facing in this direction. Then the turtle moved to face in this direction. We can see that this is a quarter turn in this direction. This is the opposite direction in which the clock turns, which we call a clockwise turn, which means that the turtle made a quarter turn counterclockwise.

We know the turtle move forward again, then made another turn in a clockwise direction. We need to work out if it was a quarter turn, a three-quarter turn, or a half turn clockwise. We know that the turtle started facing in this direction. And we know that the turtle turned clockwise, which is this direction.

Can you see how much the turtle has turned? One-quarter, two-quarters or a half, and three-quarters. The turtle has turned three-quarters clockwise. First, the turtle made a quarter turn counterclockwise. Then the turtle made a three-quarters turn clockwise.

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