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The amazing 'angle-a-tron'

Lost your protractor? Well, find out how to make an 'angle-a-tron'. This might just be the coolest mathematical tool you've ever used. Measure all sorts of angles. It's easy with an angle-a-tron!

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TIMES Module 9: Measurement and Geometry: introduction to plane geometry - teacher guide

This is a 16-page guide for teachers. It provides an introduction to the initial ideas of plane geometry. Points and lines are introduced as fundamental objects in the study of geometry. Angles and parallelism are the initial areas of attention in a more formal approach to geometry that occurs from year 7.

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Angle estimator

This is an interactive resource containing two activities about estimating and measuring angles. In the angle estimation activity, users can select acute, obtuse or reflex angles, or any angle between zero and 360 degrees. In the angle drag activity, one arm of the angle can be dragged to rotate around the vertex, creating ...

Teacher resource

Angles - measurement, construction, estimation

This is a website designed for teachers and students in year 5, and addresses the topic of angles. It contains material on the vocabulary used when dealing with angles, and introduces the measurement and construction of angles using a protractor. There are pages for both teachers and students. The student pages contain ...

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Free protractor

This iPad app is a digital 180-degree protractor. Angles can read from the right or left of the perpendicular, and acute and obtuse angles are shown in different colours. Angles can be set by moving the pointer or using the keyboard to enter the required degree of angle. The angle can also be locked when taking readings.

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reSolve: Mechanical Linkages: Angles and Lines

This sequence of lessons explores the geometry of angles using real world contexts including the dynamics of folding and joints. Students investigate side lengths and angles, supported by using physical models and computer simulation. There are opportunities to develop geometric language and to highlight how mathematical ...