Air Traffic Control: Work out which aircraft are in danger of colliding from their positions and direction of travel. An exercise in understanding bearings.
Angle Estimates: Estimate the sizes of each of the angles then add your estimates together.
Pie Chart: An exercise in estimating what the sectors of a pie chart represent.
Sectors: Work out which sectors fit together to make complete circles. Knowledge of the sum of the angles at a point will help find more than one correct solution to this puzzle.
Square Angles: Find a trapezium, a triangle and a quadrilateral where all of the angles are square numbers.
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Pupils should understand that angles represent an amount of turning and be able to estimate the size of angle. When constructing models and drawing pupils should be able to measure and draw angles to the nearest degree and use appropriate language associated with angles.
Angles Teacher Resources:
Angle Theorems: Diagrams of the angle theorems with interactive examples.
Circle Theorems: Diagrams of the circle theorems to be projected onto a white board as an effective visual aid.
Kite Maths: Can you make a kite shape from a single A4 size sheet of paper using only three folds?
Plane Bearings: A visual aid designed to help pupils estimate three figure bearings.
Angle Parallels: Understand and use the relationship between parallel lines and alternate and corresponding angles.
Angle Points: Apply the properties of angles at a point, angles on a straight line and vertically opposite angles.
Angles in a Triangle: A self marking exercise involving calculating the unknown angle in a triangle.
Circle Theorem Pairs: A pairs game based around ten theorems about the angles made with chords, radii and tangents of circles.
Circle Theorems Exercise: Show that you understand the circle theorems with this self marking exercise.
Estimating Angles: Estimate the size of the given acute angles in degrees.
Measuring Angles: Measure the size of the given angles to within two degrees of their actual value.
Online Logo: An online version of the Logo programming language.
Pie Charts: Estimate what the pie chart sectors represent.
Polygon Angles: A mixture of problems related to calculating the angles in polygons.
Proof of Circle Theorems: Arrange the stages of the proofs for the standard circle theorems in the correct order.
Scale Drawings: Measure line segments and angles in geometric figures, including interpreting scale drawings.
Snooker Angles: An online game for one or two players requiring an ability to estimate angles.
Alternatively, for the more advanced student, there is an ever-growing collection of Exam-Style Questions with worked solutions on the topic of Angles.
Tessellations: Which polygons tessellate? Which pentominoes tessellate? Drag the shapes onto the canvas to create tessellating patterns and investigate the laws of tessellations.
Angle Properties Song: A song about the angles made with parallel lines.
Ruler and Compass Construction: A demonstration of standard ruler and compass constructions
The 50 Cent Riddle: A 50 cent coin has 12 equal sides. If you place two coins next to each other on a table, what is the angle formed between the two coins?
Mearsuring Lines and Angles: Practice using a ruler and protractor on this worksheet with answers provided.
Polybragging Cards: Printable cards for the Polybragging game. Use the properties of polygons to win.
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