Measuring AnglesUse the onscreen protractor to measure the size of the given angles as accurately as you can. 
This is level 5; Position the protractor to measure the size of obtuse angles. Hold down the shift key [or shift] while you drag to rotate the protractor.
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Level 1  Estimate the size of the acute angle using the correct protractor scale
Level 2  Estimate the size of the obtuse angle using the correct protractor scale
Level 3  Read accurately the size of the angle given by three letters
Level 4  Position the protractor to measure the size of acute angles
Level 5  Position the protractor to measure the size of obtuse angles
Level 6  Position the protractor to measure the size of reflex angles
Level 7  Position the protractor to measure the size of angles less than 360^{o}
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Craig, Twitter
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Mary Bluhm Holsten, Twitter
Friday, February 14, 2020
Lucy, Kenya
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
"I am impressed that there is such an exercise online. However, I have a quick question. How do I rotate the protractor on an iPad. On MacBook it works perfectly.
[Transum: Tick the checkbox in the red sentence above the questions. That works on an iPad.]"
Aaron Grossman, Twitter
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Gabriel Dannemiller, Ohio
Friday, March 5, 2021
"This is a great resource. I used it last year during distance learning for my 4th students to practice measuring angles. It's very accurate, similar to using an actual protractor you hold in your hand, fairly easy to use and free. Thank you for providing this for free."
Emma Jane, Dalis,Tex
Thursday, April 28, 2022
"10/10 works really good."
Ben, Australia
Tuesday, October 25, 2022
"It’s a great program for angles."
Teacher, NZ
Tuesday, February 14, 2023
"Fun for kids. Works really well."