Maths - Basic angles, distances and coordinates

The fundamentals of Pythagoras, trigonometry, coordinates and whole circle bearings
Rating: 4.3 out of 5 (94 ratings)
6,838 students
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Calculate the diagonal (hypotenuse) using Pythagoras' Theorum
Plot co-ordinates in relation to each other
Convert decimal angles into degrees minutes and seconds
Add and subtract angles
Calculate angles and distances using trigonometry
Work with whole circle bearings


  • You will need a scientific calculator which has 'degrees, minutes and seconds' button


The format of the course is narrated explanations and calculations. Its exactly the way that I've explained these things to hundreds of students and how I would explain them if you were sitting next to me right now!

The course covers the very basic aspects of:

  • Pythagoras
  • Angles (degrees, minutes and seconds)
  • Trigonometry
  • Coordinates
  • Whole circle bearings
The course assumes that you have zero knowledge of these topics so its perfect for you if you are:
  • completely new to the topics
  • need a refresher
  • are struggling with these or related topics

Who this course is for:

  • This course is meant for anyone who would like to understand the basics of of angles, Pythagoras, trigonometry, coordinates and whole circle bearings.

Course content

8 sections24 lectures1h 41m total length
  • Introduction from the instructor


Civil Engineer
Saffron Grant
  • 4.3 Instructor Rating
  • 94 Reviews
  • 6,838 Students
  • 1 Course

Saffron Grant BEng(hons) has been working in the construction industry for over 15 years. For the last 7 years she has been training college and university students, trainee and graduate engineers, trades people and site managers in the practical skill of 'setting out'. She is an Associate Lecturer for Glasgow Caledonian University and an approved trainer for CITB ConstructionSkills.

Saffron is an INLPTA qualified NLP Master Practitioner and used her NLP skills in many types of training, coaching and corporate improvement.