Solving Real World Problems With Compass Bearings


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Which compass bearing could the purple arrow represent?

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1. Which expression could be used to determine the length of the green arrow?

2. What angle is due west?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Compass bearings can be used to solve real-world problems and determine directions. This worksheet/quiz will assess your knowledge of these applications in topics like the direction of a compass bearing that's represented by an arrow and the use of a sine function to measure the length of an arrow in a compass bearing.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be assessed on the following:

  • Angle that's due west
  • Westward component of a distance traveled
  • Use of the tangent function to measure the side of a triangle

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the measurement of an angle that's due west
  • Problem solving - use your acquired knowledge to solve the direction of a compass bearing practice problems
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the measurement of a compass bearing to determine its direction and the use of sine/tangent function to measure compass bearings

Additional Learning

More information on the headings in a compass is available in the lesson named Solving Real World Problems With Compass Bearings. These points will be covered:

  • Definition of a compass
  • Measurements based on the compass heading
  • Trigonometric functions for dealing with right triangles