Finding the Human Angle in Math Class at DCC


Sam Harris, Staff Writer

Mrs. Lauren Rice’s sixth grade class did a very unique lesson on angles for their math class. She decided to create an activity in which the students used their peers to make and label angles, in a sort of “human yardstick” fashion. The kids would lay flat on their backs, and their classmates would line their feet up with the other half of the human angle, and when they finished, they would place sticky notes atop their heads or feet to describe what degree of angle it was, and if it was acute, right, or obtuse. Students not only had fun, but had a chance to clearly show their understanding of angles.