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This activity has students experiment with turning through angles in a conceptual, qualitative way. It can be used prior to studying angles quantitatively. Students are given descriptions of physical phenomena to emulate on either the included Flash applet or a hands-on manipulative. They rotate colored disks in a circle to mimic turns and angles. The Teachers' Notes page includes suggestions for implementation, discussion questions and instructions for making the manipulative.
Contributed by: Millennium Mathematics Project, Publisher
Math TopicGeometry, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes
Grade Level1, 2, 3
Resource TypeActivity, Interactive Media

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceLearner
    • LanguageEnglish (United Kingdom), Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • ContributorMillennium Mathematics Project, Publisher
    • Publication Date2007-06
    • RightsCopyright (c) 2007 University of Cambridge
    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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