# Lesson 6

Compare and Describe Angles

### Lesson Purpose

### Lesson Narrative

In previous lessons, students identified and described lines, line segments, rays, and angles in geometric and real-world contexts. The purpose of the exploratory work in this lesson is for students to make sense of which attributes define an angle (rays at a common endpoint) and which attributes do not (length of the line segments). The activities in the lesson intentionally elicit students’ ideas for how to describe an angle’s size.

Throughout the lesson, monitor for the ways students distinguish visible line segments from the rays that compose the angles and the language they use to describe the size of angles.

### Learning Goals

Teacher Facing

- Compare angles in ways that make sense to students.
- Reason about how to describe the size of angles.

### Student Facing

- Let’s think about how to compare and describe angles.

### Required Materials

Materials to Gather

Materials to Copy

- Card Sort: Angles

### Required Preparation

Activity 1:

- Create one set of cards from the blackline master for each group of 2 students.

### CCSS Standards

### Lesson Timeline

Warm-up | 10 min |

Activity 1 | 20 min |

Activity 2 | 15 min |

Lesson Synthesis | 10 min |

Cool-down | 5 min |

### Teacher Reflection Questions

### Suggested Centers

- Compare (1–5), Stage 5: Fractions (Supporting)
- Target Measurements (2–5), Stage 4: Degrees (Addressing)

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