Teaching Angles, Angles, Angles!
By Mary Montero
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We finished up angles the other day, and I thought I would share the teaching angles anchor chart we used and a couple of activities we did. This particular group is a group of 4th grade Talented and Gifted kids, so we did a quick, quick review! I used my Interactive Math Journal resource from the brilliant and wonderful Runde’s Room! Seriously, the Math Journal is one of the best purchases I’ve ever made on TpT!
Teaching Angles Anchor Charts and Notebooks
The kids made their foldable while I made the anchor chart.
NEW Teaching Angles Flipbook
If you’re looking for a new and engaging way to teach all things angles and take your review of identifying, measuring, drawing, and adding angles to the next level, then you need to see these angle flipbooks!
This flipbook acts as a mini interactive notebook that covers a variety of strategies relating to angles. The left hand side of each page helps to TEACH the focus skill, acting as a mini anchor chart that students interact with and complete. On the right hand side, students engage in identifying types of angles, measuring angles, calculating additive angles, drawing angles, and more!
The final section, ‘Put it All Together’ asks students to synthesize all skills in an engaging review of everything they have learned!
Angle Practice Activities
When we finished the foldable and reviewed of the types of angles, we talked about measuring angles and made a little chart to describe the steps of measuring angles. We talked about labeling angles as well. Then, the kids made a shape on the left side of their math journals and started labeling and measuring angles… It was a really neat way to have them “prove” their thinking without having to do a worksheet.
Finally, the students drew their own shapes then identified angles (and types of line) and practiced measuring angles.
Angle Task Cards and Rotations
We use these angle task cards and additive angle task cards in our rotations. I created the cards so that they fulfilled all of the angle standards and it worked GREAT for review and differentiation! I had three separate piles for them to work on so that they were all working on their appropriate level.
As a side note, this task card organization system has totally SAVED me this year! You can read more about how I’m organizing my task cards HERE.
Math rotations are also a great time to use Topple Blocks, so I created this angles Topple Blocks game too. If you’re new to using Topple Blocks, this post has instructions and a free elapsed time game too.
I’m so glad you are here. I’m a current gifted and talented teacher in a small town in Colorado, and I’ve been in education since 2009. My passion (other than my family and cookies) is for making teachers’ lives easier and classrooms more engaging.