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Anti-homework Elementary – An Angles Game for Kids

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Age Level Appropriateness
 
9 – 12
 
Skills
 
Estimating Angle Measure of Obtuse and Acute Angles
Estimating measures on a modified protractor

 

Text Instructions:

The object of Anti-Homework Elementary is to use your knowledge of angles and angle measures to make it through the week without having to take home any homework from homework-happy teachers. In the game, each day of the week is a different stage and each stage is a different classroom with homework-happy teachers positioned at various angles. Estimate the angle that the teacher with the flashing arrow is positioned at. Type the estimation in where it reads “angle and then press ‘enter.’ ” Use the 0, 90, and 180 degree markers as a guide for estimating the angle measure. If your estimate is good, you will get to throw an anti-homework grenade, which will obliterate the stack of homework the teacher is intending to give you. Don’t worry, the teacher is never harmed. There are five homework-carrying teachers in every round. Be careful though, as you progress through the week, your estimates have to get more precise. In each round, you only have a specific error allotment that ranges from 60 degrees on Monday, to only 25 degrees on Friday! For example, if you guess 100 degrees, and the actual measure location of the teacher is 120 degrees, you will lose 20 degrees from your error allotment. In addition, after each grenade launch, you can see how close your estimated angle was to actual angle.