Learning about Angles

Churchill island shed

Farm shed at Churchill Island, off Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia.

In term 2, Year 6/7 students will be starting a unit on Angles. Why is it important to learn how to identify, measure, draw and name angles? You can see in the picture above that angles are all around us in the built environment. Here are just some of the jobs where knowing about angles is necessary: Architect, Builder, Carpenter, Cartographer, Engineer, Fashion Designer, Graphic Designer, Landscape Gardener, Pattern-maker, Pilot, Surveyor and Welder. Sportspeople, such as golfers, soccer players and snooker players also use angles. Perhaps you can think of some others? Please add them to the comment space below.

Over the next few weeks your class will be working in three groups, rotating through diferent activities. One group will be working on Rotograms, another group will be using their netbooks to explore some ICT tasks and the third group will be doing teacher-led activites with me. You will need a protractor, a ruler and a compass for this unit of work. If you are in the ICT group you can choose from the following activites: The Year 7 Maths and Science wiki has links to sites where you can learn more about angles. If you go to the FUSE site and search for the resource package 4J2LK7, you will find some more interactive games and learning tasks to use on your netbooks. BBC KS3 Bitesize has Revision pages, an activity and a test about angles. For each of the sites you visit, you should write a short review of how helpful the activity was for your learning.

  • What did you learn?
  • Was the activity easy or challenging?
  • Would you recommend the site for other students wanting to learn about angles?
  • How would you rate the site out of 10? (where 10/10 is awesome!)


  1. Che Johnson

    I was on BBC bitsize and i learnt about triaangle angles i learnt how to add and subtract them.

  2. Bradley

    I learnt that abcute angles are between 0 and 90 degrees. I learnt that an obtuse angle is between 90 and 180 degrees and also learnt that a reflex angle is more than 180 degrees.

  3. Billy-Jo

    the bbc bitesize site taught me what a obtuse and acute angle were. It was a good site.

  4. Nick

    hi, i went on BBC bitesize maths. the test was a bit challenging but i got 10 out of 10. i am giving the rating a 9 out of 10 🙂

  5. Nick

    i went on BBC Bitesize maths and it was a bit challengingbut i did the test and got my answers 10 out of 10 so i am giving it a rating 8 out of 10

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