Angles Lesson – Design Your Dream Mini Golf Course

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Summary:

In this lesson students will investigate different types of angles as well as various triangles and quadrilaterals while creating their very own mini golf course!

Australian Curriculum Links:

  • Year 6 – Investigate, with and without digital technologies, angles on a straight line, angles at a point and vertically opposite angles. Use results to find unknown angles      (ACMMG141)
  • Year 6 – Classify triangles according to their side and angle properties and describe quadrilaterals      (ACMMG165)
  • Year 6 – Investigate conditions for two lines to be parallel and solve simple numerical problems using reasoning      (ACMMG164)
  • Year 6 – Identify corresponding, alternate and co-interior angles when two straight lines are crossed by a transversal (ACMMG163)

Lesson:

Introduction:
  1. Recap with students the different types of angles you have been learning (acute, right, obtuse, straight, reflex, full revolution) their meausrements as well as using protractors.
Body:
  1. Hand out the activity sheet and work through the instructions together. Answering any questions along the way.
  2. Get students to design their holes based around the types of angles and encourage the obstacles to be the shapes they need.
  3. Once they have designed their holes and can accurately measure the angles using protractors, give them A3 paper and let them design their dream mini golf course out of coloured paper.
  4. ** an extension you can throw is, is for them to measure each shot along the wall and tie that in to using a scale and ratio to work out the distance.

Conclusion:

  1. Give students a chance to explain their course to the class, this ties in really well with speaking and listening and can also demonstrate their understanding of angles and shapes.

 

Assessment:

  • The finished product will give you a good indication of whether they have got a grasp of the concept or not.
  • Anecdotal Notes- These can be recorded as you roam around and is a good way to monior progress.

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