Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Angles, Angles Everywhere!

Good morning! As many of you know I am a lover of anything and everything to do with an Interactive Notebook (INB). I am here today to share one of my latest flippables with you that my students have recently.

We just finished up reviewing the four different types of angles as part of our Geometry Unit so we had to create a fun flippable to use as a resource.


When my students walk in the door, they know to grab what is laying out for them and as part of their bell ringer they cut out and prepare everything for their INB for the day. First things up, the page title and the I Can statement.


I always show my students a completed example so that they can see what it will be looking like when they are finished. They know not to start "decorating" because they never know what the directions will be for the day. (Today's directions given at the end were to draw an item that has each given type of angle: heart- acute at the base, right- house at the base, clock- the hands are in an obtuse angle, flag pole- the pole is a straight angle).


Next up, it was time to match the definitions to each flap. I let my students work together on this and gave them a few minutes so that I could walk around and hear their conversations and how they were justifying it within their group. Hearing them using mathematical terms makes my day.


Next it was time to start creating our examples. I gave each student 4 stars in three different colors. They were to create an example of each angle and then label the angle according to their sticker color names. You can see this is angle BGR (blue, gold, red).


After the students went through and created their angles and placed their stickers, I had them check a neighbors. More mathematical talk that made me swoon.


The last part of this flippable was when I passed out the protractors. Each student had to use their protractor and write a complete sentence demonstrating why the angle that they created for each flap was that particular type of angle. 

When they were done, I let students go around with their protractors and measure various things in the room and stick a small Post-It in that spot that labeled the measurement of that angle. I even had some that were adventurous and asked for my painters tape and made their own angles on our tile floor. 



This Flippable, and many more, are available with all of the resources in my Teachers Pay Teachers store

I hope you have a great day and I can't wait to share another math adventure with you next time around here on All Things Upper Elementary!


Mathematically Yours,

Jennifer Smith-Sloane
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9 comments:

  1. I'm all over Interactive notebooks. I started scoping them out this summer and my kids have loved them this year. The only thing I have trouble with it the refelction part. I teach 3rd grade inclusion and they just never quite got their. I'm heading over to check out your store for ideas to use next year. I also orders Debbie Dillers notebook foldables to use as well. Thanks for sharing.
    Kaci
    Teaching in Wonderland

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  2. I love hearing your kids are starting so you. I know I do reflection a bit different than others because I don't do it in the notebook but rather in open-ended response Exit Tickets. I pose a situation to them and have them answer and explain their thinking. This lets me have something easier to take up and also share around the room.

    Jennifer Smith-Sloane
    4mulaFun

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  3. Jennifer, I LOVE this...especially the stars. Brilliant! Hope you'll post it on Math Monday.

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    1. Thank you! I did post it up! :)

      Jennifer Smith-Sloane
      4mulaFun

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  4. The stars are such a good idea. I am going to start this unit after Spring Break. I am also into Interactive Notebooks. Makes grading at the end of the semester easier because I can see in their notebooks exactly what they have learned throughout each unit. I'm heading over to your TPT Store to check this out! Thanks.

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    1. Thank you so much! I am glad that you were able to find something to use in your classroom through this post. My students love that I allow them to use their INBs on their quizzes as they are just reinforcing their skills and it helps further practice before taking a test.

      Jennifer Smith-Sloane
      4mulaFun

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