Activities to Teach Students to About Interior and Exterior Angles of Polygons (Review)

Teaching geometry to students can often be a challenging task for educators. One important concept that students need to grasp in geometry is the interior and exterior angles of polygons. It is vital for students to remember the properties of these angles to solve problems in geometry. Through activities, one can teach students about these angles in an exciting way that engages their interest and helps to reinforce the concepts in their minds.

Here are some activities that educators can use to teach students about the interior and exterior angles of polygons:

1. Angles of Polygons Game: Creating a board game where players move through various polygons and must calculate the interior and exterior angles as they go will be a fun and engaging way to teach students about these angles. The first player to reach the end of the game board wins. This game will enable students to learn about the selected polygons’ properties, as it is designed to differentiate the types of polygons based on the number of sides and angles. Students can play in teams to make this more collaborative.

2. Polygon and Angle Matching: In this activity, students are given different polygons, and their corresponding interior and exterior angles are placed in a box to sort. The students then try to match the angles to the correct polygon. It is a fun and interactive way to teach students about the polygon’s properties and corresponding angles.

3. Angle Scavenger Hunt: Students are given pictures of different polygons and must find the interior and exterior angles. This activity can be done with a worksheet or done as a scavenger hunt in everyday life. It provides an opportunity for students to recognise corners and sides and apply their knowledge of angles to the real world.

4. Interior and Exterior Angles of Polygons Sorting: In this activity, students are presented with pictures or drawings of various polygons and must sort them according to if they are convex or concave polygons and then solving the interior and exterior angles. This activity provides an opportunity for students to reinforce the differences between the two types of polygons, and understand the impact of these differences on the interior and exterior angles and provides practise with problem-solving skills.

In conclusion, geometry’s interior and exterior angles of polygons are vital concepts for students to understand. Using creative and engaging activities, educators can teach students about these angles and reinforce the concepts in students’ minds. By engaging students in these activities, students are more likely to develop a better understanding of the basic concepts and apply them to problem-solving situations.