# ALEX Learning Activity

## Animating Angles

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 Author: Ginger Boyd System: Geneva County School: Samson Middle School
General Activity Information
 Activity ID: 1641 Title: Animating Angles Digital Tool/Resource: ChatterPix Kids Web Address – URL: http://www.duckduckmoose.com/educational-iphone-itouch-apps-for-kids/chatterpixkids/ Overview: ChatterPix Kids is a fun, kid friendly app for the iPad and iPhone that can be used to enhance a geometry lesson on angles. Students will choose an angle (right, straight, obtuse, or acute), draw the angle on the graph, color it.  Students will identify a real-world object with the same angle attributes, take a picture, and draw a line on the picture for a mouth. Then, students will record their voice giving the measurement of their angle and relate their angle to one real-world object identifying common attributes such as; angle size, side length, side relationships. In this activity, students can work collaboratively in pairs or alone.This learning activity was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science University, GEMS-U Project.
Associated Standards and Objectives
Content Standard(s):
 Mathematics MA2019 (2019) Grade: 4 27. Draw points, lines, line segments, rays, angles (right, acute, obtuse), and perpendicular and parallel lines, and identify these in two-dimensional figures. Unpacked Content Evidence Of Student Attainment:Students: Describe the characteristics of a given figure. Example: An obtuse angle is described as two rays that meet at a point called a vertex with an angle measure greater than 90 degrees. Draw a given figure correctly using a variety of tools. Example: Use a ruler, paper, and pencil to draw two points and connect them to create a line segment. Identify the given figures in two-dimensional shapes. Example: Given a rectangle ABCD, identify that angle ABC is a right angle and that lines AB and CD are parallel.Teacher Vocabulary:Point Line Line segment Ray Right angle Acute angle Obtuse angle Perpendicular lines Parallel lines Two dimensional figure Vertex Angle measureKnowledge:Students know: defining characteristics of geometric figures, such as points, lines, line segments, angles (right, acute, and obtuse), parallel lines, and perpendicular lines.Skills:Students are able to: Draw points, lines, line segments, rays, angles (right, acute, obtuse). Draw parallel and perpendicular lines. Identify points, lines, line segments, rays, angles, parallel lines, and perpendicular lines in two-dimensional figures.Understanding:Students understand that: points, lines, line segments, angles (right, acute, and obtuse), parallel lines, and perpendicular lines are defining characteristics of two dimensional shapes.Diverse Learning Needs: Essential Skills:Learning Objectives: M.4.27.1: Define points, lines, line segments, rays, right angle, acute angle, obtuse angle, perpendicular lines, and parallel lines. M.4.27.2: Define two-dimensional figure. M.4.27.3: Recognize one-dimensional points, lines, and line segments. M.4.27.4: Model shapes in the world by building shapes from components. Prior Knowledge Skills:Recall the vocabulary of shapes (labels, sides, faces, vertices, etc.). Recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes such as a given number of angles. Build and draw shapes to possess defining attributes. Sort shapes into categories. Define side, angle, face, closed, and open. Use vocabulary related to shape attributes. Examples: sides, angles, face, closed, open. Trace shapes. Sort triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes. Explore triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes. Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards AAS Standard: M.AAS.4.27 Recognize parallel lines, intersecting lines, and angles (right, acute, obtuse).
Learning Objectives:

After this learning activity, the students will be able to...

• draw an angle (right, acute, obtuse, or straight).
• relate the angle to a real-world object.
Strategies, Preparations and Variations
 Phase: After/Explain/Elaborate Activity: Divide students into collaborative groups.Students will choose the type of angle they wish to animate (straight, obtuse, right, or acute).Using the graph paper and a protractor, the students will draw a picture of the angle they chose and color it using the markers or crayons.Have students tour the school to locate/identify a real-world object with similar angle attributes as their drawing, such as angle size, side length, side relationships.Students will then take a picture of the real-world object related to the sketched angle using their iPad or iPhone and the ChatterPix Kids app.The students will draw a line across their angles on ChatterPix Kids app using their finger to make a mouth.They can then record their voice for 30 seconds. They will briefly give the name of their angle and identify the real-world object they located with the same angle attributes such as; angle size, side length, side relationships.Students will share their ChatterPix with the class. Assessment Strategies: The teacher can assess the students using a rubric.Evaluate the ChatterPix picture to determine if students were able to:draw an angle (right, acute, obtuse, or straight).relate the angle to a real-world object. Advanced Preparation: If the teacher is not familiar with the ChatterPix Kids, he or she might want to take the time to play with the app before class time.Teacher Preparation:  Place the students in pairs with one internet connected iPad or iPhone for each pair of students, distribute a sheet of graph paper (one for each pair of students), markers or crayons.  Set aside time to walk around the school to locate angles. Variation Tips (optional): This activity can be completed individually, as partners, or in small groups. Notes or Recommendations (optional):
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