Saturday, February 2, 2013

Identifying Angles {and a 3-day SALE!}

First off, thank you to all my readers for stopping by "Well, Michelle?"  With my last blog, I made it to over 1000 page views, which is a little accomplishment for me.  So again THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!  :)
This week I reviewed angles with my students.  I know how important it is to sometimes just see a physical model of anything opposed to a drawing on a piece of paper.  Therefore, this activity was sure to increase student understanding.  It was quick and easy, plus my students were engaged the whole time!  I started by making a paper circle for each of my students ahead of time.

Next, we folded it in half and drew a line on the fold labeling it 180 degrees.  (I think it helps to use different colored markers for each label.)

Then, we folded the paper in half again.  We drew lines on the folds again to make a 90 degrees angle and labeled it.
Of course, after that, we folded the paper circle in half one last time.  We drew and labeled the 45 degree angle made.
Here's what is looked like when we opened the circle up...
We were not done yet!  Next, I had the students flip their paper circles over to label some angle names.  We started by creating an obtuse angle.  This was easy because of the folds already in the paper circle.
Then, we folded one flap in to make a right angle.
Last, we folded one more time to make and label the acute angle.
At last, here was the final product...
My students then checked the degrees in their angles using protractors.  Again this was very quick and easy to make.  My students could then take this model home and explain it to their parents for homework. 
I love it when it's simple and fun!
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Also wanted to let anyone who doesn't about the TPT SUPER BOWL SALE that is on now!  Everything in my store today, tomorrow and Monday is 20% off!  Also TPT is giving an additional 10% off everything tomorrow.  This means everything purchased on February 3rd will be 28% off! What a deal!  Plus I made a really cool new banner to decorate my store! 
It may be a great time to buy my multiplication football packet!  This is a highly engaging math fact practice game. Students play in groups of 3 racing to answer math facts and score touchdowns!

Enjoy the Super Bowl! 


  1. I love how you used a circle to do the angles-- very common core! Just pinned your post because I love this idea. :)

  2. Thank you! This was a very simple activity and the students' were very engaged!


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