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Paper Plate Angles: Angle Measurement

Paper Plate Angles: Angle Measurement


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Grade Level Grades 3-5
Standards Alignment
Common Core State Standards

About This Lesson

Elementary mathematics Specialist, Karyn Hodgens, shares a fun and creative way to teach and reinforce angles and angle measurement.

This common core mathematics lesson uses simple things like paper plates, rulers, glue, tissue paper, and protractors to have students predict a variety of angle measurements then use the protractor to verify the angles. This is a great problem-solving activity as students work together to determine the exact center of the paper plate. Their communication skills are honed as they share out and justify their solutions.

CCSS: 4.MD.5; 4.MD.6


Recognize angles as geometric shapes that are formed wherever two rays share a common endpoint, and understand concepts of angle measurement:
Measure angles in whole-number degrees using a protractor. Sketch angles of specified measure.
2 Reviews
A fun way to reinforce how to estimate and measure an angle.
November 23, 2013
Nice hands on activity that uses cheap materials to present fractions in a concrete way.
April 25, 2013