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Angles: Five Math Sorts for Types of Angles, Measuring Angles, and More!

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Looking for some help teaching all about angles? Worried that your textbook doesn't give you enough engaging, meaningful material to do just that at a high cognitive level?

Teachers are busy--and while we all know how important it is to provide our students with quality, high level learning activities, the reality is--we're swamped! Fortunately, this resource is not just great for student learning but is also easy and low-prep for teachers!

So what are concept sorts? Many people use "sorts" with their spelling or word work programs, but sorting and categorizing can be extremely effective learning strategies for MANY areas! I have found sorts to be particularly effective in my math instruction, and I am excited to offer some of these sorts to you!

Are you familiar with concept sorts? Many people use "sorts" with their spelling or word work programs, but sorting and categorizing can be extremely effective learning strategies for MANY areas! I have found sorts to be particularly effective in my math instruction, and I am excited to begin offering some of these sorts to you! If you are unfamiliar with how sorts are used, I have included a full blog post with photos to help get you started!

So...what's included in THIS resource?

  • Everything you need to do 5 different sorts related to angle concepts. The concepts covered are:

1. Is it a right angle?” (using visual clues to “see” 90 degrees)

2. Acute, right, obtuse, or other?” (sorting into angle types)

3. Using a protractor” (sorting angles into categories based on measurement)

4. Putting them all together” (combining angles)

5. Drawing angles” (using protractors to draw angles according to categories)

  • The blog post with photos that explains EXACTLY how I completed a sort with my own students. Feel free to get creative and try different approaches—but I have given one highly effective and efficient way to do this.

  • A “Show What You Know” sheet that follows the rule of the sort. Use as independent practice or as an assessment after you have done a sort to see what the students know and what they still need to learn. Many of these also ask students to explain their thinking—a key part of the CCSS!

  • A page of blank cards if you wish to extend the learning by having students create MORE examples that go in each category. This is a great way to differentiate for more capable learners! See each sort for other differentiation hints!

  • No answer key. Why? The important part about doing these sorts is the discussion rather than making sure every answer is instantly correct. Let the students discuss, prove their ideas, and develop understanding!

  • A CCSS alignment sheet to show how these sorts align to the grades 4-5 CCSS.

I hope you find the resource thorough, relevant, and engaging--and that it will push your students to increase the depth of their understanding and their mathematical practices as well.

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What sets of concept sorts are available in my store?

Fraction Concepts

Angle Studies

Geometry Sorts

Multiplication Concepts

Algebra Thinking Concepts

A Bundle of ALL FIVE!

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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Draw points, lines, line segments, rays, angles (right, acute, obtuse), and perpendicular and parallel lines. Identify these in two-dimensional figures.
Recognize angle measure as additive. When an angle is decomposed into non-overlapping parts, the angle measure of the whole is the sum of the angle measures of the parts. Solve addition and subtraction problems to find unknown angles on a diagram in real world and mathematical problems, e.g., by using an equation with a symbol for the unknown angle measure.
Measure angles in whole-number degrees using a protractor. Sketch angles of specified measure.
An angle that turns through 𝘯 one-degree angles is said to have an angle measure of 𝘯 degrees.
An angle is measured with reference to a circle with its center at the common endpoint of the rays, by considering the fraction of the circular arc between the points where the two rays intersect the circle. An angle that turns through 1/360 of a circle is called a “one-degree angle,” and can be used to measure angles.

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