Take one part geometry, one part riddle, and one part partner work and what do you have? A little gem of an activity.
We have entered into our Geometry unit and started looking at angles and their measurements. I wanted to give the kids some hands-on use of the protractors, but also some fun. So, I came up with this little activity that the kid really, really loved.
First, we talked about angles and their measurements. Using their math notebooks, we created a few samples and had a little hands on exploration with actual protractors.
1. What type of angle is it? acute or obtuse
2. Knowing the angle type, will it be greater or less than 90 degrees?
3. Next, looking at the protractor, what are the two angle degrees that it could be (based on where the arrow is pointing)
4. Choose the correct angle degree and circle it.
I had them work in partners on this, which made the assignment seem extra fun. Then, they solved the riddle and, viola, protractor practice complete.
Click here to get the printable to use in your own room.
What are some things you have done to get your kid interested in math AND practicing the skill at hand?