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Measuring and Drawing Angles – Task Cards

  • Updated

    Updated:  30 Aug 2023

Improve student understanding of angle measurement with this set of 24 task cards.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  10 Pages

  • Curriculum
  • Year

    Year:  5

teaching resource

Measuring and Drawing Angles – Task Cards

  • Updated

    Updated:  30 Aug 2023

Improve student understanding of angle measurement with this set of 24 task cards.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  10 Pages

  • Curriculum
  • Year

    Year:  5

Improve student understanding of angle measurement with this set of 24 task cards.

Practice Measuring Angles with a Protractor

How do you teach students to measure angles? Angles can be measured in degrees. Degrees are the most common unit of measurement for angles and are represented by the symbol °. A full rotation is equal to 360°. 

If you are looking for an activity for students to practise using a protractor to measure and draw angles, you have come to the right place! Teach Starter has created a set of 24 task cards that will give them the practice they need to feel confident with this skill. 

Through this activity, students will practise drawing angles with a given measurement as well as determining the measurement of an angle with their protractor.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your maths lessons.

In addition to individual student work time, use this set of task cards to enhance learning through guided maths groups, whole class lessons or remote learning assignments. 

If you have a mixture of above- and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

Support Struggling Students

Help students who need support understanding the concepts by inviting them to reference previous assignments or posters and reminding them how to use a protractor properly. Additionally, this activity can be completed in a small group or 1-on-1 setting.

Challenge Fast Finishers

Encourage students who need a bit of a challenge to create additional angles and trade with a classmate. Students can then practise measuring these angles with their protractors.

Scoot Activity 

Place the cards around the room in numerical order and give each student a recording sheet. Assign students or pairs to a starting point card. Give students time to review the card and record their answer in the corresponding space on their paper. Students will rotate to the next card when you say, ‘SCOOT!’ Continue in this manner until students return to their starting point. 

Exit Ticket 

Use these cards as a formative assessment after your lesson. Pick a random assortment of cards and project them on the board for the whole class to see. Students can draw angles with the given measurement on a sheet of paper, sticky note or their workbook. 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or editable Google Slides version of this resource. A recording sheet and answer key are also included with this download.

Print on cardbaord for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 


This resource was created by Kaylyn Chupp, a Teach Starter collaborator. 

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