Angles, Lines, and Movement, Oh My!

  • Fourth Grade
  • Math
  • 55 minutes
  • Standards: 4.G.A.1, 4.G.A.2
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August 18, 2015
by Allison Davis-Dollison

Get your students up and moving as they learn the basics of geometry. Your competitive students will love this game and put their new skills to the test with a worksheet.

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify lines and angles.

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Lesson

Introduction (10 minutes)

Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (10 minutes)

  • Write each vocabulary word on the board, including acute angle, obtuse angle, right angle, straight angle, intersecting lines, parallel lines, and perpendicular lines, and draw a picture to remind your students of what it means.
  • As you go through the vocabulary, assign a hand and arm movement to each word. For example, a right angle could be represented by arms formed in an "L" shape and perpendicular lines could be represented by your students crossing their arms in front of their chests.
  • Have students stand up and spread out and go through each of these terms once.
  • Remind students of the angles' degree measurements.

Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (10 minutes)

  • Divide students up into groups.
  • Have one student in each group call the names of the vocabulary words and have the rest of the group members do the motion.
  • Let all students get the chance of being a caller.
  • Walk around and monitor all actions, correcting movements and misconceptions about the terms meanings.

Independent Working Time (10 minutes)

  • Pass out the Name that Angle! worksheet.
  • Circulate around the classroom to answer any questions your students may have.

Extend

Differentiation

  • Enrichment: Have advanced students draw everyday objects and label any angles they find.
  • Support: Make flashcards of the key terms for your struggling students.

Technology Integration

Review

Assessment (10 minutes)

  • Take note of struggling students during the Guided Practice game.
  • Check the Name that Angle! worksheet for correctness.
  • If desired, an exit ticket could consist of asking students to perform a series of hand and body movements associated with the terms.

Review and Closing (5 minutes)

  • Play Simon Says using the terms and body motions created at the the beginning of the lesson.

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