Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

Back to Basics: News

Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

Back to Basics: News

Article excerpt

Blondie proved there was nothing dull about parallel lines, and these resources will help students to get their heads around all sorts of angle- based conundrums.

1. Right angle

What is it? A challenge to work out the missing angles for a computer programmer, using knowledge of parallel lines and their angle properties

What users say "What a fun resource. I love it when materials make me smile."

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2. Line them up

What is it? A simple worksheet on angles in parallel lines. Makes an excellent starting point for probing student knowledge and promoting mathematical discussion

What users say "Really useful."

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3. Angular miracle

What is it? An interactive whiteboard activity offering information on angles in a quadrilateral, alternate angles, corresponding angles and interior angles

What users say "Fantastic. Just what I needed for weaker students."

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4. Right lines

What is it? Twenty quick questions on angles, mostly in parallel lines, which could be completed on mini-whiteboards or in a quiz

What users say "This is excellent. I will put it on the network so my students can work on it individually."

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5. Royal Holness

What is it? A variation on classic TV quiz Blockbusters, with questions on angle rules

What users say "This works really well. Thank you very much for sharing - it must have taken a while to write."

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6. Circles time

What is it? Students are presented with five questions on circle theorems, and two answers for each. …

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