Get hands-on with this worksheet that will have you using a protractor and sharpening your angle-measuring skills. This math worksheet is ideal for students diving into lines and angles. It starts with an example and then gives you different angles to measure.

Teaching kids to measure angles involves introducing them to degrees and how a circle is divided into 360 degrees. They can learn to use a protractor, a semi-circular tool marked with degrees from 0 to 180, as it's a standard tool to measure angles. Students place the protractor on the angle's vertex, line up one side of the angle with the zero line, and read the number at which the other side of the angle intersects the protractor.

If a fifth grader needs to measure an angle without a protractor, they can use a simple technique involving a piece of paper, which is readily available. First, fold a piece of paper to create a right angle (90 degrees). Then, fold the paper again to create a 45-degree angle and once more to make a 22.5-degree angle. The student can estimate the angle's measure by comparing the unknown angle to these paper-folded angles.