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Position + Direction topics for beginner

Below are the beginner topics available for the category "Position+direction" at Free Maths Games.

Age 6 - 7 (7 topics)


Quarter turn clockwise
Pick the shape after it has done a quarter turn clockwise

Half turn
Pick the shape after it has done a half turn clockwise or anticlockwise

Three-quarter turn clockwise
Pick the shape after it has done a three-quarter turn clockwise

Quarter turn anticlockwise
Pick the shape after it has done a quarter turn anticlockwise

Three-quarter turn anticlockwise
Pick the shape after it has done a three-quarter turn anticlockwise

Move left
Pick the shape that has moved 1, 2 or 3 squares to the left

Move right
Pick the shape that has moved 1, 2 or 3 squares to the right


Age 7 - 8 (4 topics)


Turn clockwise
Pick the shape after it has done a quarter, a half or a three-quarter turn clockwise

Turn anticlockwise
Pick the shape after it has done a quarter, a half or a three-quarter turn anticlockwise

Left 2, up 2
Which shape has moved two squares to the left and two squares up?

Right and up
Which shape has moved the given number of squares right and up


Age 8 - 9 (11 topics)


Right up from the origin
From the origin count the number of steps right and up to get to point X

Right 3, up 3
Identify the shape that has moved 3 squares right and 3 squares up

Right 3, down 3
Identify the shape that has moved 3 squares right and 3 squares down

Right and up
Describe the translation of the pink square to the green square using right and up

Right and down
Describe the translation of the pink square to the green square using right & down

Left and up
Describe the translation of the red square to the green square using left and up

Left and down
Describe the translation of the green square to the pink square using left and down

90 degree turn clockwise
Pick the shape that has turned 90 degrees clockwise

180 degree turn
Pick a shape that has turned 180 degrees

90° turn anticlockwise
Pick the shape that has turned 90 degrees anticlockwise

What polygon is formed
Take the plotted points and the additional point coordinates to identify the polygon that is formed


Age 9 - 10 (6 topics)


Right and up
Identify the shape that has moved X squares right and Y squares up

Right and down
Identify which shape has moved X squares right and Y squares down

Left and down
Identify the shape that has moved X squares left and Y squares down

Right and up or down
Describe the translation of the pink square to the green square using right and up or down

Left and up or down
Describe the translation of the pink square to the green square using left and up or down

Identify and describe reflections
Identify the correct description for the given reflections


Age 10 - 11 (15 topics)


Describe the translation: right and up
Describe the translation of the pink square to the specified square using right and up

Describe the translation: right and down
Describe the translation of the pink square to the specified square using right and down

Describe the translation: left and up
Describe the translation of the pink square to the specified square using left and up

Describe the translation: left and down
Describe the translation of the pink square to the specified square using left and down

Identify parallel lines
Identify the two lines that are parallel

Identify perpendicular lines
Identify the two lines that are perpendicular

Positive and negative gradients
Identify the lines with the described polarity and steepness of gradient

Tangents and chords
Identify whether the line is a tangent or a chord to the curve or circle

Lines parallel to the quadratic grid
Identify lines of form y = n (e.g. y = 3) and x = n (e.g. x = 4) that are parallel to the quadratic grid

Count right and up from the origin
Count how many steps right and up from the origin are required to get to point X

Count right and down from the origin
Count how many steps right and down from the origin are required to get to point X

Count left and up from the origin
Count how many steps left and up from the origin are required to get to point X

Count left and down from the origin
Count how many steps left and down from the origin are required to get to point X

Left and up
Identify the square that is the result of translating the pink square left and up

Right and down
Identify the square that is the result of translating the pink square right and down


Each of our maths topics for beginner (Age 1 to Age 6) are made up of between 6 and 20 question and answer pairs (both the written form and a robot voice speaking those questions and answers). Each topic can be used with all the activities on the site.


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