On yourteachermathhelp teaches you how to use math rotations in pre-algebra. In this example, the shaded object represents the original one, while the empty object is the new, rotated one. Here, the original object has suffered a quarter of a turn, or a 90 degree turn. You can see that the top of the shaded figure or object has been turned to the left. This is in the opposite direction in which the hands of a clock move. This translates to a 90 degree turn in the counter-clockwise direction. Once you practice, the next exercises will get easier and easier.