Orientation of Vertices

My Definition

Key Characteristics

The following are true about orientation of vertices:

  • It is determined by the order in which a figure's vertices are labeled.

  • It refers to the sequence of points after a transformation has been applied to a geometric figure.

  • The order may be clockwise or counterclockwise.

  • It is preserved during these transformations: translations, dilations, and rotations.

  • A change in the orientation of the vertices implies a change in the orientation of the figure.

  • This definition is used in mathematics.


This is an example of a quadrilateral with counterclockwise and clockwise orientation of vertices.

two images of a quadrilateral, one with counterclockwise orientation, the other with clockwise orientation


This is an example of a change in orientation of position.

A non-example of Orientation of Vertices

TEKS: K(6)(E), 8(10)(A)