March 26, 2020

Measuring Angle Tips for your Fourth Graders with freebies

Measuring Angles and Identifying Types of Angles for 4th Grade Math and Third Grade Math with free angle activities

Measuring and Drawing Angles can be tricky for some Third Grade and Fourth Grade Students but with lots of practice...mastery is just around the corner.

Before I teach how to measure angles, I always begin with introducing geometry terms like "ray", "vertex" and "protractor" so the children have better understanding of this sometimes abstract concept.
   
Real Life Experiences :We also look for angles around the classroom and in our lives.  Sometimes my students are able to make connections by seeing angles in clock hands, slices of pizza or furniture design (like our flooring and desks). I love seeing them get all excited to recognize angles in everyday objects that they had never seen before!

Talking about the types of angles is important. We draw angles EVERYWHERE like in the air during math lessons, in sidewalk chalk during recess, and even on our windows with LEEHO Window Crayons .  
Types of Angles 4th Grade Measurement Blog Post Free Activities

 We are even known to explore making angles using play doh, clay or shaving cream.  You know me, I love kinesthetic learning experiences.  If I can incorporate a hands-on tool, I am one happy teacher!

Lastly we begin using a protractor to understand how to measure angles with activities such as these.
Measuring Angles and Identifying Types of Angles for 4th Grade Math and Third Grade Math with free angle activities
Don't forget the protractor's tiny midpoint hole is where the angle's vertex is aligned. Keep that protractor straight with the angle's bottom ray.
Measuring Angles and Identifying Types of Angles for 4th Grade Math and Third Grade Math with free angle activities
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Measuring Angles and Identifying Types of Angles for 4th Grade Math and Third Grade Math with free angle activities

Grab this Measuring Angles FREEBIE HERE (same as above link)
Measuring Angles and Identifying Types of Angles for 4th Grade Math and Third Grade Math with free angle activities

When my students get additional time identifying and measuring angles with hands on activities and plenty of practice, even my students who are usually challenged in math, hit a homeroom out of the park.

Measuring Angles and Identifying Types of Angles for 4th Grade Math and Third Grade Math with free angle activities
Click HERE to learn more about what skills and activities are included in my Angles Resource.

I hope my angles tips and measuring angles FREEBIES help you get started to a great geometry unit.
You've got this :)

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