MAFS.4.MD.3.6

Measure angles in whole-number degrees using a protractor. Sketch angles of specified measure.
General Information
Subject Area: Mathematics
Grade: 4
Domain-Subdomain: Measurement and Data
Cluster: Level 2: Basic Application of Skills & Concepts
Cluster: Geometric measurement: understand concepts of angle and measure angles. (Additional Cluster) -

Clusters should not be sorted from Major to Supporting and then taught in that order. To do so would strip the coherence of the mathematical ideas and miss the opportunity to enhance the major work of the grade with the supporting clusters.

Date Adopted or Revised: 02/14
Date of Last Rating: 02/14
Status: State Board Approved
Assessed: Yes
Test Item Specifications
    Assessed with: MAFS.4.MD.3.5
Sample Test Items (1)

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
5012060: Mathematics - Grade Four (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
7712050: Access Mathematics Grade 4 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
5020110: STEM Lab Grade 4 (Specifically in versions: 2016 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
5012055: Grade 3 Accelerated Mathematics (Specifically in versions: 2019 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
5012015: Foundational Skills in Mathematics 3-5 (Specifically in versions: 2019 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
MAFS.4.MD.3.AP.6a: Sketch angles of specific measures.
MAFS.4.MD.3.AP.6b: Identify types of angles.

Related Resources

Vetted resources educators can use to teach the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Formative Assessments

Drawing and Measuring Angles:

Students are asked to draw and measure acute and obtuse angles whose vertices are at the center of a circle.

Type: Formative Assessment

Using a Protractor to Draw Angles:

Students use a protractor to draw angles with a specified measure.

Type: Formative Assessment

Measuring Angles With a Protractor:

Students are asked to use a protractor to determine the measure of four angles.

Type: Formative Assessment

Town of Happyville:

Students are asked to draw specified angles within a circle in the context of a real world problem.

Type: Formative Assessment

Image/Photograph

Angles (Clipart ETC):

This large collection of clipart contains images of angles that can be freely used in lesson plans, worksheets, and presentations.

Type: Image/Photograph

Lesson Plans

Waterpark Angles:

Your students have been hired as a team to build an amazing new slide for the brand new Water World theme park! Their teams will work to build multiple water slides and will decide which angle degree best helps the marble shoot farthest. Throughout the lesson they will be working with identifying and measuring angles while relating angle types and their measurements. Students will also be working with the idea of kinetic and potential energy.

Type: Lesson Plan

Which Angle is Which?:

This is a fun, hands-on activity designed to help students identify and measure obtuse, acute, right, straight and reflex angles. Students create a manipulative tool in their math journals to help them gain understanding of this concept.

Type: Lesson Plan

What's Your Angle? Measuring and Drawing Angles With Protractors:

In this lesson, students will be able to measure various angle sizes using a protractor. Students will also learn how to use a protractor to draw angles when given a specific degree of measure. Students will also know how to compare and contrast angles of different sizes using math terminology.

Type: Lesson Plan

Protractor Power: How to measure and create angles using a protractor:

Students will learn how to use a protractor to measure and create angles of different sizes. Students will work cooperatively to explore this skill.

Type: Lesson Plan

Angle Your Way Around:

In this lesson students will be introduced to the protractor and benchmark angles, practice reading angles properly, make estimates on angle degrees, measure angles precisely, and participate in a small group activity using their new skills.

Type: Lesson Plan

Angles for $500:

This lesson engages students in measuring angles using a protractor.

Type: Lesson Plan

What’s Your Angle?:

In this lesson, students will use addition or subtraction to find the measure of two adjacent angles and determine the measure of an unknown angle.

Type: Lesson Plan

Model Eliciting Activity (MEA) STEM Lesson

Drawing and Measuring Angles:

This is a S.T.E.M. Design Challenge to introduce students to measuring and drawing angles. Students will use a protractor to measure angles in whole number degrees. They will use their understanding of measuring angles to design an animal enclosure for Lowery Park Zoo for one of Florida’s endangered animals, the Florida Panther or the Florida Key Deer. Students will communicate the angle measurements of their enclosures along with what will be included for the animal’s natural habitat through a written proposal.

Type: Model Eliciting Activity (MEA) STEM Lesson

Original Student Tutorial

Map the ROC: Angle Measure:

Learn how to measure angles with a protractor to help get a robot through an obstacle course in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Teaching Idea

Angle Hunting:

In this activity, learners use a hand-made protractor to measure angles they find in playground equipment. Learners will observe that angle measurements do not change with distance, because they are distance invariant, or constant. Note: The "Pocket Protractor" activity should be done ahead as a separate activity (see related resource), but a standard protractor can be used as a substitute.

Type: Teaching Idea

MFAS Formative Assessments

Drawing and Measuring Angles:

Students are asked to draw and measure acute and obtuse angles whose vertices are at the center of a circle.

Measuring Angles With a Protractor:

Students are asked to use a protractor to determine the measure of four angles.

Town of Happyville:

Students are asked to draw specified angles within a circle in the context of a real world problem.

Using a Protractor to Draw Angles:

Students use a protractor to draw angles with a specified measure.

Original Student Tutorials Mathematics - Grades K-5

Map the ROC: Angle Measure:

Learn how to measure angles with a protractor to help get a robot through an obstacle course in this interactive tutorial.

Student Resources

Vetted resources students can use to learn the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Original Student Tutorial

Map the ROC: Angle Measure:

Learn how to measure angles with a protractor to help get a robot through an obstacle course in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Parent Resources

Vetted resources caregivers can use to help students learn the concepts and skills in this benchmark.