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Unit Plan Wilson Middle

School

Subject Area
Grade Level
Topic
Length of Unit
(days)

Math
6
Angles
2-3 weeks (~21 days)

Rationale:
In this unit Grade 6 students will learn about the different types of angles acute,
obtuse, right and straight. Students will be able to identify objects containing these
types of angles and be able to create these angles on their own. They will also be
able to estimate the measure of an angle using referent angles. Students will also
learn about the sum of the interior angles in a triangle and in a quadrilateral.
Angles are seen in our everyday lives so students will be able to connect to this
concept rather quickly. Students will be referred to the importance of angles and
when we use them slope of a hill, in woodworking and they are even used to
calculate the height of a mountain or other distant object.
This unit will approximately take two to three week and will be followed by the unit
on geometry and measurement where students will classify different quadrilaterals.
There will be various forms of formative assessments throughout the unit and a
summative unit test at the end.
Various learning activities will be included throughout the unit to suit the needs of
all students. Students will be able to measure the angles of objects in their everyday
live as well as objects drawn on paper.
Math Processes:
[C, CN, ME, V, R]
Communication: Students will receive the opportunity to communicate their
knowledge of angles several times throughout the unit with peers in a small group
or whole class discussion.
Connections: Students will make connections to the outside world and understand
that angles are an important concept used in our everyday lives.
Mental Mathematics and Estimation: Students will need to be able to estimate the
measure of an angle by using referents (such as 0, 45, and 90 degree angles).
Reasoning: Students will have to defend their estimate of the measure of an angle.
(Example: Since this is a 90 degree angle then this must be just under 90 degrees
since this angle is just a little smaller.)
Visualization: Visuals will be used throughout the unit to help students understand
what type of shapes and angles they are learning about and what a 90 degree angle
looks like etc.
Vocabulary:
- Acute Angle: an angle that is less than 90 degrees
- Right Angle: an angle that is exactly 90 degrees
- Obtuse Angle: an angle that is more than 90 but less than 180
- Straight Angle: an angle that is 180 degrees (straight line)
- Reflex Angle: an angle that is more than 180 but less than 360 degrees
- Measure of an Angle: what is the degrees of the angle
- Triangle: three sided shape. The measure of the interior angles is 180 degrees.
- Quadrilateral: four sided shape. The measure of the interior angles is 360
degrees.
Spring 2015: Marynowski
Adapted from Wiggins and McTighe (2005)

Unit Plan Wilson Middle


School

Subject Area
Grade Level
Topic
Length of Unit
(days)

Math
6
Angles
2-3 weeks (~21 days)

Sketch/draw: Sketch means approximate while draw means more precise.


Protractor: Tool used to measure angles
Interior angles: The angles on the inside of a shape.
Angle: The amount of turn between each ray/arm.
Vertex: The corner point of an angle between two rays.
Ray/arm: The two straight sides

Spring 2015: Marynowski


Adapted from Wiggins and McTighe (2005)

Unit Plan Wilson Middle


School

Subject Area
Grade Level
Topic
Length of Unit
(days)

Math
6
Angles
2-3 weeks (~21 days)

Established Goals:
GLO:
- Use direct and indirect measurement to solve problems
Understandings:

Essential Questions:

Students will understand that


angles are an important part of our
everyday lives

How are angles measured? How are


protractors used to measure angles?
Why do we need to know how to measure
angles? When do we use angles outside of
school?

Students will know

Students will be able to do

how to classify angles


that the sum of the interior angles
in a triangle is 180 degrees
that the sum of the interior angles
in a quadrilateral is 360 degrees
how to draw an angle of certain
degrees
that the length of a ray does not
change to measure of an angle

Spring 2015: Marynowski


Adapted from Wiggins and McTighe (2005)

1. Demonstrate an understanding of
angles by:
- Identifying examples of angles in the
environment
- Classifying angles according to their
measure
- Estimating the measure of angles,
using 45*, 90* and 180* as reference
angles
- Determining angle measures in
degrees
- Drawing and labelling angles when the
measure is specified
[C, CN, ME, V]
2. Demonstrate that the sum of interior
angles is:
- 180* is a triangle
- 360* in a quadrilateral

Subject Area
Grade Level
Topic
Length of Unit
(days)

Unit Plan Wilson Middle


School

Math
6
Angles
2-3 weeks (~21 days)

Resources/Materials Needed:
- Alberta Program of Studies and Achievement Indicators
- Students Angles Workbook: Shape and Space Part A: Angles
- Activities, worksheets and games needed throughout the unit
- Protractors
- Word Wall Words

Assessments
Learni
ng
Outco
mes

Title

Preassessm
ent

Q4Us
(quizze
s)

Type

Form.

Form.

Weigh
ting

N/A

N/A

(Formative
/Summativ
e)

SelfAssess
(exit
slip)
Assess.
as
Learnin
g
N/A

1. Demonstrate
an
understanding
of angles by:
-Identifying
examples of
angles in the
environment
- Classifying
angles
according to
their measure
- Estimating the
measure of
angles, using
45*, 90* and
180* as
reference
angles
- Determining
angle measures
in degrees
- Drawing and
Spring 2015: Marynowski
Adapted from Wiggins and McTighe (2005)

Assignm
ents
(31/SLO)

Exit
Slips

Observ
ations/
Conv.

Summ.

Form.

Form/
Summ.

Summ.

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Unit Test

Unit Plan Wilson Middle


School

Subject Area
Grade Level
Topic
Length of Unit
(days)

labelling angles
when the
measure is
specified
[C, CN, ME, V]
2. Demonstrate
that the sum of
interior angles
is:
- 180* is a
triangle
- 360* in a
quadrilateral

Spring 2015: Marynowski


Adapted from Wiggins and McTighe (2005)

Math
6
Angles
2-3 weeks (~21 days)

Unit Plan Wilson Middle


School

Subject Area
Grade Level
Topic
Length of Unit
(days)

Math
6
Angles
2-3 weeks (~21 days)

Assessment Tool Overview


Assessment
Tool Title
Preassessment

Outcom
es
Shape
and
Space
Measure
ment: 1,
2

Q4U Quiz for


You/Mini Quiz

Shape
and
Space
Measure
ment: 1,
2

SelfAssessment Checklist

Shape
and
Space
Measure
ment: 1,
2

Questions
from textbook/
Worksheet/
Assignments

Shape
and
Space
Measure
ment: 1,
2

Conversations
/ Observations

Shape
and
Space
Measure
ment: 1,
2

Brief Description

Fo
r

Students will be asked what an angle, triangle


and quadrilateral is before we start the unit. We
will discuss some of the different degrees of
angles (right, acute etc) before we start the
unit.

N
A

N
A

N
A

N
A

N
A

After I feel like we have completed a certain


outcome (or part of an outcome) I will have the
students fill in a mini quiz to see how well they
are doing. The students are told that it is not for
marks but it is for them to see what they should
know by now and if the teacher sees common
misunderstandings we can revisit the concepts.
These quizzes are to be done individually so
that the assessment is most accurate.
On the front of student workbooks are the
simplified version of the learning outcomes.
These will be reviewed at the start of the unit
and students are told to check these off when
they feel like they understand how to do a
certain outcome.
Students will be assigned questions from their
workbook almost every day. These questions are
necessary for students to do so that they keep
up with the information. Students will usually
receive time to do some of the questions in
class. The day after these questions are
assigned I will be doing a homework check to
see whether or not students have completed it
to keep them accountable for their work. I find
that once students start doing their homework
they do better in math.
Throughout the unit I will observe students
while they do their math work and answer
questions with the class. I will go around to
individual students to check in with them and
ask whether or not they understand the
concepts being taught.

Spring 2015: Marynowski


Adapted from Wiggins and McTighe (2005)

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OF

Unit Plan Wilson Middle


School

Exit Slips

Shape
and
Space
Measure
ment: 1,
2

Unit Test

Shape
and
Space
Measure
ment: 1,
2

Subject Area
Grade Level
Topic
Length of Unit
(days)

Math
6
Angles
2-3 weeks (~21 days)

Throughout the unit I will ask students to fill in


certain exit slips to again check in with them.
Students may be asked to answer several
questions on a piece of paper or asked to drag
their name on the smartboard to the label that
suits them best fully understand, somewhat
unsure, dont understand.
The unit test will be written at the end of the
unit. Students will be tested on their knowledge
concerning the first two outcomes in the Shape
and Space Measurement strand. There will be
various types of questions (multiple choice,
short answers, drawing, matching etc) to assess
what the students know. If students do poorly
and want a retest the option will be given to
them after they have come in to re-study the
material.

Spring 2015: Marynowski


Adapted from Wiggins and McTighe (2005)

N
A

Unit Plan Wilson Middle


School

Subject Area
Grade Level
Topic
Length of Unit
(days)

Math
6
Angles
2-3 weeks (~21 days)

*Note: Each math 5 class is 42-43 minutes long.


Dir stands for Direct instruction/whole class discussion; Act stands for Activity; As stands for Assessment
Monday Feb 22
Tuesday Feb 23
Wednesday Feb
Thursday Feb 25
Friday Feb
24
26
Finishing off with
Pattern and
Equations Unit

Finishing off with


Pattern and
Equations Unit

Finishing off with


Pattern and
Equations Unit

Monday Feb 29

Tuesday March 1

Wednesday March Thursday


2
March 3

Review Fridays
class. Examples
of angles in our
environment
Math Spy Guys
Interactive
Video
Classify angles
Card Sort Acute,
Right, Obtuse,
Straight and
Reflex
Play: Teacher
Says: Include
Reflex, vertex
This is the
formative
assessment
Page 2-3

SS1
Whiteboards:
Sketching angles
without a
protractor and
estimating their
degree
Measure acute,
right, obtuse and
straight angles
with a protractor
Demonstrate that
length of rays
doesnt affect
degree of angle
Page 4-5

SS1
Sketch 45, 90 and
180 degree
angles
Measure reflex
angles with a
protractor
-Estimating using
Reference Angles
EXIT SLIP to
check for
understanding
Page 6

SS1
Measure angles in
various orientations
Start to draw and
label angles with a
protractor Group
work/First row to
have all their angles
drawn
I have Who has
Angle
Measurement
game.
- Assessmen
t game
Page 7

SS2 cont
Drawing
quadrilaterals with a
certain angle
Find the unknown
angle measure in
each Quadrilateral
-Finish the booklet
Page 11

REVIEW
Show What You
Know

Monday March 7 Tuesday March 8


SS2
Sum of the interior
angles of a
triangle= 180* use models and
examples to explain
this
Activity: Students
will receive triangle
shapes which they
will need to use to
determine the sum
of the interior
angles
Page 9

SS2
Sum of the interior
angles of a
quadrilateral = 360*
Activity: Students
will receive shape to
find the sum of the
interior angles of a
quad.
Page 10

Flex

Start the new


unit: Angles
Students are
introduced to
protractor,
vertex, angles,
rays
Game: Teacher
Says
Acute/obtuse/
straight/right

Friday March 4

SS1
Continue with
drawing and
labelling
angles with a
protractor
Classify
Triangles
according to
the angle
measurements
Have groups
measure
angles in a
triangle and
describe to
the class what
they found
MINI QUIZ Assessment
Page 7-8
Wednesday March Thursday
9
March 10 Friday March 11

Spring 2015: Marynowski


Adapted from Wiggins and McTighe (2005)

NO SCHOOL
PD Session

Unit Plan Wilson Middle


School

Subject Area
Grade Level
Topic
Length of Unit
(days)

Math
6
Angles
2-3 weeks (~21 days)

Monday March 14 Tuesday March 15 Wednesday March Thursday


16
March 17 Friday March 18
REVIEW
Show What You
Know
Page 13-15

SS1 and SS2


Unit Test Angles

Unit Test Angles

Start the New


Unit Part B?

Videos and OTHER RESOURCES:


- Types of angles description
o https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgfSwlqi4Qg
- Math Spy Guys (drag angle labels to appropriate angle, how to use a protractor, how to draw an angle
with a protractor:
o http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/mesg/html/math6web/index.html?
page=lessons&lesson=m6lessonshell16.swf
- Website Nice visual for the different types of angles:
o https://www.mathsisfun.com/angles.html
- Smart Exchange
- Teachers Pay Teachers
INTERIOR ANGLES OF TRIANGLES Interactive:
www.learnalberta.ca/content/mejhm/index.html?
l=0&ID1=AB.MATH.JR.SHAP&ID2=AB.MATH.JR.SHAP.ANG&lesson=html/video_interactives/angles/anglesInteract
ive.html
ANGLE Games - Online: http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/shapes/angles.html

Spring 2015: Marynowski


Adapted from Wiggins and McTighe (2005)