# Measure the size of angles accurately using a protractor

I can measure the size of angles accurately using a protractor.

# Measure the size of angles accurately using a protractor

I can measure the size of angles accurately using a protractor.

## Lesson details

### Key learning points

- A protractor is an angle measurer.
- Protractors have two scales from 0 to 180 degrees.
- Start from zero when reading the scale on a protractor.
- Line the protractor up with one of the lines forming the angle.

### Common misconception

Pupils incorrectly place the protractor on the angle and therefore cannot measure the angle. Pupils use the incorrect scale to read the angle.

Stress the importance of using the middle spot on the protractor to line this up with the vertex of the angle as well as placing one of the lines on a zero line, ensuring the remaining line crosses the scale of the protractor.

### Keywords

Angle - An angle is a measure of turn. It shows how far something has rotated. It is often displayed as the rotation between two line segments.

Point - A point is an exact location. It has no size, only position.

Vertex - A vertex is a point where two or more lines meet.

Scale - A scale is a number line with equal divisions for equal values.

### Licence

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## Starter quiz

### 6 Questions

A triangle with three equal sides and three equal vertices.

A triangle with two equal sides and two equal vertices.

A triangle with no equal sides or vertices.