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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.