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Interior Angles of Shapes Teaching Slides

• Updated:  28 Jul 2023

Explore the interior angles of common two-dimensional shapes with this comprehensive set of teaching slides.

• Pages:  1 Page

teaching resource

Interior Angles of Shapes Teaching Slides

• Updated:  28 Jul 2023

Explore the interior angles of common two-dimensional shapes with this comprehensive set of teaching slides.

• Pages:  1 Page

Explore the interior angles of common two-dimensional shapes with this comprehensive set of teaching slides.

Explore the Interior Angles of Regular Shapes

Regular shapes have equal sides and equal angles. You can easily work out the sum of all the interior angles in a regular shape… you just need to know the formula!

Did you know that the interior angle size of any regular polygon can be calculated simply by using the humble triangle? Once students know that the angle sum of a triangle is 180°, calculating the interior angle size of other regular polygons becomes child’s play!

This set of teaching slides has been designed to introduce your students to the interior angles of common 2D shapes. It covers the following topics:

• Finding interior angle size
• Regular and irregular shapes
• Angles types
• Triangles
• Squares
• Pentagons
• Hexagons
• Octagons

The resource also includes various “Turn and Talk” activities to keep students engaged throughout the presentation. Two “Check for Understanding” activities are also included at the end of the slide deck to make sure students have grasped the concepts presented.

Tips for Scaffolding and Extension

If you’re juggling multiple learning needs (and we’re sure you are!), here are some ideas for supporting and extending your students when working with this resource:

• Challenge and Extend Your High Fliers – The presentation includes several “Turn and Talk” questions. Why not have your more-confident students pose their own “Turn and Talk” questions in a similar style to the ones in the presentation? Students could swap with a partner to answer each other’s questions.
• Support Your Less-Confident Students – Some students may need to physically practice using the formula for finding the interior angle sum of the shapes in the presentation by writing it down. This could be done in a small group with targeted adult support. Students could be provided with mini-whiteboards so they can work through each shape at a slower pace to assist with retention of the information.

This resource was created by Kaylyn Chupp, a teacher in Florida and a Teach Starter collaborator.

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