Looking at it from all angles!
Year 5 & 6 worked collaboratively to investigate shapes and the angles in their Maths lesson today. Using masking tape, the first task was to split the tables into a web of lines and shapes, including triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons and hexagons and this was a challenge in itself!
The boys then used protractors, rulers, and their previous mathematical knowledge to go on a hunt for different types of angles, perpendicular and parallel lines. They were excited to discover many new geometrical rules, such as each polygon’s interior angles add up to 180 degrees more with every extra side. Isty realised he only needed to measure three angles in every quadrilateral, because he could calculate the last one using his knowledge that all interior angles in a quadrilateral total 360 degrees.
The biggest discovery was that we could draw on tables and it still rubbed off! We followed some rules and broke others…