Angle Estimates

A Maths Starter of The Day

Each of the angles represented here is either acute or obtuse. Estimate the sizes of each of the angles then add your estimates together.

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Topics: Starter | Angles | Estimating | Geometry

  • L Smith, Colwyn Bay
  • Monday, May 22, 2006
  • "An absolutely brilliant resource. Only recently been discovered but is used daily with all my classes. It is particularly useful when things can be saved for further use. Thank you!"

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77o   37o
47o   87o

Adding the angles together gives 338o


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