Close Looking (4): Lots and lots of angles

Share this image with your students image and ponder the thinking questions below.

powerpole

What is it? (If you’re not sure, search for “transformer towers”)

How many different shapes can you see?

How many different angles can you see?

When does an angle become a triangle?

Are all of the triangles the same size?

When does a triangle become a square?

Are all squares the same size?

When do squares become rectangles?

Are all rectangles the same size?

How many triangles fit inside a square?

How many triangles fit inside a rectangle?

Where is the biggest triangle?

Where is the smallest triangle?

How many triangles are in an X?

Are the angles the same size?

This tower is made up of repeating sections. Find a section of this tower. Can you draw a section of the tower?

Now try making a section of the tower:

making angles

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