Required products: Tool Factory Draw
The Protractor tool, along with the Angle Measuring tool, is another great way to teach your students about angles.
Step 1 - Use the Polygon tool on the Word Processor toolbar to draw a polygon.
Step 2 - Click the Protractor tool button on the Math Draw Toolbar to place a protractor on the screen.
Step 3 - Select the protractor by clicking on it.
Step 4 - Click, hold, and drag the protractor to the angle on the image you want to measure.
Step 5 - Click, hold, and drag the red boxes in the corner of the highlighted protractor to resize it to the correct size.
Step 6 - Click and move the green box in the middle of the protractor to rotate it.
Using this tool is a very visual and effective way to teach students how to read angles using a protractor. This is a skill that they can carry with them off of the computer when they are using real protractors vs. the Tool Factory virtual protractor.
Print Instructions on Using the Protractor (DOC)
Print Instructions on Using the Protractor (PDF)
Mac users: To download, ctrl-click on the worksheet and choose "save link to disk"
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