Giving Directions Worksheets

Core Standard

Directions are a set of instructions that help you travel from a starting point to end point or goal. Formal directions normally use terms (north, south, east, west) that are related to directions on a compass to provide the user headings. In informal setting such as driving in a town or city, direction will often include difficult to miss landmarks such as the name of local business or restaurant. Informal direction rely more on the direction of turns (left or right) and the number of turns that they will pass. When someone asks for directions, there are often specific parameters of how they would like the directions delivered such as the quickest or easiest way to get there. It is important to note that quick does not always mean the easiest. In the modern world, technology such as Google Maps handles most of this task for us. These worksheets will help students learn how to direct people to travel from one point to another.