- Students recognize that an angle is created when a child's arms are crossed.
- Children see that they can make bigger and smaller angles by opening and closing scissors.
Help your student become a(n) Angle Recognizer—More Contexts
Activities and experiences throughout the day encourage children to recognize and describe contexts that involve angles, such as the turns one makes in walking or driving, crossings of lines (e.g., a pair of scissors), and, later, bent objects and bends (e.g., in a road or object). They begin to recognize the two rays of an angle in more situations and the turns between them (e.g., when opening a door, the “closed” door position is one ray, the open door the other. Another example is the turning of a knob - one has to imagine a ray such as a vertical line rising up above the knob and the other ray alongside the end of the rotation of the knob).