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Today I want to share a book that I found on Amazon recently when I was buying some other books that I HAD to have. You know how Amazon decides to show you books that you might like? Well, that is where I saw this book and I am so glad that Amazon is getting to know me! ;O)
Here is the book Amazon thought I had to have!
You can probably tell from the title that this book is about the different types of angles. Of course, it explains about how the character, Radius, names angles acute and obtuse, which is always fun!
I love these books because sometimes I feel like in math we teach them vocabulary by just telling them "Ok, anything smaller than 90 degrees is an acute angle," and there's nothing to connect it to besides saying, "See, it's a small angle...isn't it CUTE? That's why it's called, acute!"
Well, by reading this story, it's giving them one more connection that may help them remember which angles are acute and which are obtuse.
And, the book comes with a cute medallion looking protractor in the back!
So, I created this graphic organizer (because you know I love a good organizer!) to use while reading this book. Once again, it's super simple!
While reading the story, we would write the definition or explanation that Radius gives for each angle. After reading the story, we would use protractors to draw examples of each angle. You can get this organizer for FREE by clicking on the picture. :O)
Now, as an extension, I was thinking that this would be a great opportunity for my class to write their OWN stories explaining how THEY think that these angles got these names. After all, this is just this author's imaginative story of where the names of the angles came from. So, why can't my students make up their own story and why not just incorporate writing into math??
So, technically, this organizer could ALSO be used to brainstorm a fictional story of how the angles got their names. How's that for a multi-tasking graphic organizer? ;O)
I just love it when an idea comes together!!
I hope you have a great week! And those of you going back to school this week, I hope you have a great start to your year!
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