Reflection: Quizzes Review of Angles - Section 3: Checking for Understanding

 

I expect my students to struggle a little bit with problems that require them to convert angle measures. I remind them how they have done conversion in the past, and, of its use in their science classes. Many students did not connect the conversions discussed in the reading with conversions they have done in other courses so once I make this connection they know what to do.

Coterminal angles are often difficult for my students. We spend time discussing the examples and then find some coterminal angles. One challenge is the need to show a direction for an angle. Focusing on the initial and terminal sides is also important. I like to have my students discuss the following question, "How many angles can be coterminal?"

Sometimes, the idea that angles are rotations appears to be new information to my students. Of course it is not, but this observation suggests a need to do a better job of developing this idea in our district.

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Review of Angles

Unit 6: Solving Problems Involving Triangles
Lesson 1 of 13

Objective: SWBAT use terminology of angles to model real world problems.

Big Idea: Through a flipped classroom activity students prepare for a quiz over key terms of angles and apply the terminology to draw models for real world situations.

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