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Polygon Angle Game: Where in the World…?

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This zipped file consists of the following two items:

1. A PowerPoint File consisting of slides for the “Where in the World” Polygon Angle Game. The first slide explains the game process (also explained on the Teacher Instruction Sheet), and the subsequent slides are the questions for the game.

2. A PDF file which consists of the following items:
a. Full-page Answer Sheets to be placed around the room
c. Teacher Instruction Sheet

This game is a much improved variation on the "I Have, Who Has" game. Students work in teams to answer various questions related to the angles of a polygon. Questions include finding the sum of interior or exterior angles, finding the measure of each interior or exterior angle of regular polygons, and determine which polygon has a particular angle criteria. The game goes like this:

1. Everyone will be assigned a team.

2. Each team will have a “Runner.” The role of “Runner” will rotate.
The Runner will go to the middle of the room (or some other designated area) and wait for instructions.

3. I will ask you a question, like, “Where in the World is…the sum of the interior angles of a decagon?”

4. Each team member, except the Runner, solves the problem. You will need to talk to each other to agree on an answer.

5. On the teacher's “Go,” each team will tell their Runner the answer, and the Runner has to FIND the answer around the room.

6. The FIRST Runner to get to the right answer (and touch it) gets a point for their team. The teacher can decide what the prize will be at the end.

My students really enjoyed playing this game, and I knew that my students were solving the problems correctly when all of the Runners started racing to the same correct answer. It was a great way to gauge my students' understanding of the concepts.

Thanks for looking, and if you download my product, I would appreciate some feedback. I like to know if my products are successful in other classes, and if any improvements need to be made.

Happy Teaching!
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45 Minutes

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