Measuring Angles in Reference to Circles Math Games

In this series of games, your students will learn how an angle is measured with reference to a circle with its center at the common endpoint of the rays. The Measuring Angles in Reference to Circles learning objective — based on CCSS and state standards — delivers improved student engagement and academic performance in your classroom, as demonstrated by research. This learning objective directly references 4.MD.C.5.a as written in the common core national math standards.

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Concepts Covered

Understand equal partitioning and unit iteration to understand angle and turn measure. Angle measure is a “turning point” in the study of geometry. An angle is the union of two rays, a and b, with the same initial point P. The rays can be made to coincide by rotating one to the other about P; this rotation determines the size of the angle between a and b. Identify the measure of an angle that turns through a fraction of a complete circle. Limited to benchmark fractions 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, and 1/8. Identify the angle measure, in degrees, given the fraction the ray of an angle turns. An angle that turns through 1/360 of a circle is called a “one-degree angle,” and degrees are the unit used to measure angles. An angle that turns through n/360 of a circle is called an “n-degree angle” – use multiple values for n.

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Tags: angle, circle, partition, rays, one-degree angle, n-degree angle

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