Year 5 Properties of shapes Return to Primary Maths Resources
Create and investigate problems involving complementary or supplementary angles, intersecting lines and angles at a point. Angles can be automatically displayed or measured using a protractor.
Print out these triangles onto coloured card and follow the instructions. Children work in pairs to follow the instructions on the cards.
Pirates Lost Treasure
This video from Teachers TV is ideal for use in Key Stage Two mathematics lessons. It presents a short drama in which Pirate Kate has lost her map and needs to find her hidden treasure. She reads out a series of directions, each of which involves using her compass to face north, turning a set number of degrees and walking forward a number of metres in the new direction. The instructions are then repeated and displayed on screen and students are challenged to draw the treasure map. To find the buried treasure, students need to use their knowledge of geometry, degrees and angles.