About This Unit Overview Through a classroom "argument" activity and letter writing models, students are introduced to the concepts of lobbying for something that's important to them or they want and making persuasive statements. In this unit, students become aware of the techniques used in persuasive oral arguments and apply them to independent persuasive letter writing activities.
Interactive Math Journal Entry - this is one of my all-time favorite math journal entries. I use this as a full-class introduction to angles - not as a station.
That way, I can gauge what knowledge they come to me with, and we can talk about what we will learn while studying angles. This entry is included in my Interactive Math Journal Resource. If you download the free preview, you can grab this lesson in its entirety. Tables, Whiteboards and Washi Tape - Get the tape out and get ready for some hands-on fun!
You don't have to use washi tape - masking tape works perfectly fine, too. To introduce angles at the beginning of our unit, we did a full group lesson on classifying angles.
I taped up a table, armed students with a whiteboard marker, and let them classify acute, right, obtuse, and straight as many angles as they could. So everyone could fit around the table, I paired up the students so they could take turns marking angles on the table.
Once we were masters at classifying angles, we could move on to measuring angles. This is such a fun activity - perfect for practice at math centers! We just used some fun washi tape to "draw" lines on our whiteboards.
We used 5 pieces of tape - and I told them the tape had to be straight and go across the board from one side to the other. From there, students measured the angles made by the tape.
You could just leave it at this, but I turned this activity into a game by pairing up the students. Each student had a different color of whiteboard marker. The first student measured an angle any angle of their choice and wrote down the measurement using their color.
Then, the second student checked the answer.
If it was correct, they left it alone. If it was incorrect, they erased the first answer and wrote the correct answer using their color the second student.
The second student then got a chance to pick and measure an angle of their choice - recording the answer in their color. At the end of the activity, the student with the most answers in their color most correct answers wins! I also throw in a few days here and there just to review the concept.Planning template for children writing a persuasive letter.
5 Activities for Teaching Angles I love teaching angles - it's short and sweet, and the students always have a lot of success with it - which makes it all the better.
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