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Will It or Won't It?

This Study Plus unit from the National Strategies aims to develop students’ understanding of angle properties in shapes. It begins with the idea of tiling a floor and which shapes will tessellate.

After an initial emphasis on discovering angle facts from regular polygons, the unit moves on to using angle facts to predict tessellations and tilings. Finally students use angle facts to support geometrical reasoning and make a presentation of their solutions and assess others’ solutions.

The curricular targets include knowing the angle sum at a point, on a straight line and in a triangle, and solving problems using properties of angles, parallel lines and a range of polygons. This unit will link with design and technology and art and design through topics such as quilting.

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