# Relative Positioning Worksheets

What is Relative Position? A point used to define with reference to another position, either it is fixed or moving, these points are usually bearing, true or relative, and distance from an undefined reference point. Examples: There are some examples which define the relative position in detail: To the right / to the left / Between | In Front of / Behind | On / Under | Inside / Outside. Let us assume one example to define it briefly. Suppose you and your friend are exploring at the bottom of the river. You both want to find some treasure buried there, but the river flow is so significant. How do you keep track of where you've already looked, and where you still need to go? And where you find something, how do you tell you, friend, where to look? To solve this problem, we need to understand the idea of Relative Position. When we describe the relative position of an object, our words will not always the same. Let's imagine that on your deep-sea dive, you have spotted an object behind some seaweed that looks interesting. The item is in front of you and a little to your right. But your friend is in a different part of the river. If you tell your friend (through your underwater headset) to look in front and a little to the right, your friend will not find an object. 'In front' and 'to the right' are relative positions - their meaning depends on the position of the person observing. The object itself has not moved, of course. But the description of its position will be changed based on the location of the observer.

• ### Basic Lesson

Students learn the concept position such as on, front, back.

• ### Intermediate Lesson

Students learn the concept reverse position.

• ### Independent Practice 1

Very simple positioning practice problem.

• ### Independent Practice 2

This practice sheet use more directional positions.

• ### Homework Worksheet

Provides 12 relative position problems with a completed example.

• ### Skill Quiz

Provides a mixture of 10 relative position problems.

• ### Homework and Quiz Answer Key

Answers for the homework and quiz.