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Right Angle Turns: Spin and Win! – Interactive Game

• Updated:  22 Aug 2023

Get your Year 3 students spinning to win with this engaging digital maths game about right angles as measures of a turn.

• Pages:  1 Page

• Year:  3

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teaching resource

Right Angle Turns: Spin and Win! – Interactive Game

• Updated:  22 Aug 2023

Get your Year 3 students spinning to win with this engaging digital maths game about right angles as measures of a turn.

• Pages:  1 Page

• Year:  3

Get your Year 3 students spinning to win with this engaging digital maths game about right angles as measures of a turn.

Spin to Win with a Digital Angles Game!

In their simplest form, angles are merely measures of a turn. Just like the rays of an angle, objects have the ability to turn in different directions and to varying degrees. The most common terminology used when speaking about angles as measures of a turn is quarter, half, three-quarter and full turns. A quarter turn is equal to one right angle, a half turn is equal to two right angles and a three-quarter turn is equal to three right angles. A full turn, also called a rotation, is equivalent to four right angles.

Enter Teach Starter’s interactive Spin and Win resource! This digital angles game has been designed by our experienced team of teachers to help you engage your students in their exploration of right angles as measures of a turn. Students will work through 9 multiple-choice questions that relate to a variety of spin-and-win spinners, with various prizes on offer!

Some examples of questions included in the resource are listed below.

• Which prize have you won? – Students look at where the arrow is facing on the spinner, then follow the directions to discover what prize they have won.
• Which directions lead to your prize? – Look at where the arrow is facing on the spinner. Read the question to find which prize you won. Follow each set of directions to see which one lands on the prize.
• Where is the prize located on the spinner? – Look at where the arrow is facing on the spinner. Read the question to find which prize you are trying to locate. Follow the directions given to discover the location of the prize on the spinner.

If you’re an Office Suite user, you can download this presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint format. If you prefer Google Suite, use the dropdown menu to select the Google Slides version of this resource. In both cases, be sure to operate the presentation in Slideshow mode to enable the interactive features.

This resource offers a great opportunity to include curriculum-aligned gaming in your classroom while also revising key maths content with your students!

Maximise Your Use of This Spinner Game

Spinners are a fabulous hands-on resource when it comes to teaching your students about right angles as measures of a turn. Why not have your students demonstrate their understanding of this concept by creating their very own spin-and-win spinner game?

Provide students with a spinner template such as Teach Starter’s Card Suits Spinner Activity, or allow students to create their own template by dividing a circle into four quadrants and adding their own prizes. Have the students write a series of questions related to their spinner, similar to those presented in the digital game. When the students have finished, allow them to work with a partner to answer each other’s spinner questions.

What better way to deepen your students’ understanding of this important concept than by engaging in student-centred, hands-on learning!

How to Access and Use This Angles Game

Use the dropdown menu next to the Download button above to access either the Microsoft PowerPoint or the Google Slides version of this resource. (Note: You will be prompted to make a copy of the Google Slides template before accessing it.)

Project the resource onto your screen and work through the slides as a class for a paperless lesson!

This resource was created by Leeanne Blanckensee, a Teach Starter collaborator.

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