Cardinal Directions Worksheets

Core Standard

Cardinal directions are basically the four point or main directions found on a compass. These cardinal points are often signified with the beginning letter of the word: North (N), South (S), East (E), West (W). We use these points to communicate position changes and headings that allow us to navigate on all types of surfaces (land, air, sea). Mathematically all of these points are found in 90-degree intervals. Most students will use these as a reference to learn how to read analog clocks. Students can use these worksheets to help them learn how to navigate with the help of compass and cardinal points.