Creating Angle Fish

During Maths on a Monday with Mrs S we have been working on some posters about angles. Measuring and creating angles using a protractor is one of the content descriptors in the Year 5 Mathematics curriculum.

Angles Content Description Year 5

Mrs S found some inspiration on the internet via this blog and challenged us to create a poster with four quadrants that contained fish that represented different angles. We created Right Angle Fish, Acute Angle Fish, Straight Angle Fish and Obtuse Angle Fish. All of our fish needed to be correctly labelled, measured and marked. We need to extend the rays of our angles so that it was easy to use a protractor to measure the angle of each fish’s mouth.

Here are some of our finished posters.

Some of us are still a little confused about how to correctly measure our angles. Using a protractor can be a tricky as it contains two sets of numbers and we needed to be very careful to check that we used the correct set to measure our angles.

Have you used a protractor? What angles are missing from our poster? Why might we have avoided making fish for the angles that are missing? Please leave a comment sharing your thoughts.

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  1. Hello 5/6 C/S, Ruby here.

    In 3/4 Bayside Learners, we have been learning about angles too, but we are not using protractors. We have been learning about angles in our morning maths groups on Wednesdays and Fridays. We have made small angle cards with hands attatched with a split pin. all of this is laminated. I may ask Mrs E if I can do a post on it that you would be able to see on our blo.

    We hope you can get back to you soon,
    From Ruby.
    3/4 Bayside Learners.
    http://www.xpress360.net.au/veddleston/

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