Mathematics at work 10 Angles and Parallel Lines
Specific Curriculum Outcomes
G05 Students will be expected to solve problems that involve parallel, perpendicular, and transversal lines, and pairs of angles formed between them.
G06 Students will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of angles, including acute, right, obtuse, straight, and reflex, by drawing, replicating and constructing, bisecting, and solving problems.
G05 Students will be expected to solve problems that involve parallel, perpendicular, and transversal lines, and pairs of angles formed between them.
G06 Students will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of angles, including acute, right, obtuse, straight, and reflex, by drawing, replicating and constructing, bisecting, and solving problems.
Activities

 Popsicle Stick Bridge (from the NS curriculum guide p97)  Design and build a popsicle stick brigde. Sort the lines by colouring parallel sticks blue, colour sticks that are perpendicular to each oher red, and colour al others with random colours. You could talk about what shapes make for a sturdy bridge and find examples of angles in pictures of bridge structures. If you do or have done this activity, could you please send me a photo of a bridge that students have constructed as an exemplar?

 Measurement and MiniGolf from Matt Coaty  Students design a minigolf course using a variety of angles, lines and shapes.
 Framing Rafters with a Speed Square video (10 minutes)  An impressive amount of measurement and geometry skills are required to properly cut wood for construction such as rafters. Also check out his video on Tricks with Construction Tools.
 Pie Eating Contest from Joe Schwartz  Relating angles to pieces of pie led me to adapt the Everyday Math game "Angle Race" into a "pieeating contest"