How Can You Teach Angles with Effective Manipulatives?
AngLegs Plus, a fabulous new math manipulative, I discovered last year when looking for a way to teach angles. These take the place of the teacher made card board pieces with brads. AngLegs Plus are colored plastic pieces that snap together and extend or retract. Where the pieces meet together common angle measures are labeled in small print such as 45, 90, and 120 degrees. Not only can students build angles, but they can also build regular and irregular polygons. What makes these manipulatives so impressive is that students can maneuver the sliding pieces to see the relationship between the length of sides and the angle measures. If you teach angles and polygons and you have the money in your budget, definitely buy AngLegs Plus. You will not be disappointed.