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## 4th grade

### Unit 12: Lesson 2

Measuring angles# Measuring angles review

Review measuring angles with a protractor, then try some practice problems.

## Measuring angles

Angles are measured in degrees. We can use a protractor to measure how many degrees an angle is.

**Example:**

Measure the following angle in degrees:

First, we line up the dot on the center of the protractor with the vertex of the angle.

Next, we rotate the protractor so that the 0, degrees mark lines up with one side of the angle.

Finally, we read the protractor to see where the other side lines up.

**The angle is 70, degrees.**

*Want to learn more about measuring angles? Check out this video.*

## Want to join the conversation?

- how can we move the triangle so we get in the right space so we can get it right?(26 votes)
- If you click and hold on the protractor, you can drag it wherever you want. You will need to drag the protractor so that the dot in the middle of the straight side is exactly over the "vertex" of the angle (this is the point where the two lines of the angle meet).

Once you have the protractor in the right place, you can unclick. Then just click and drag the green arrow to rotate the protractor around. You will want to rotate the protractor until the part that says "0" lines up with one side of the angle.

Now you can tell what the measure of the angle is by seeing what number the other side of the angle passes through on the protractor.

Hope this helps!(44 votes)

- What job we need to use this?(14 votes)
- OMG I figured it out! lol Question, is it possible to kind of eye the measurement? Where you dont use any tools you just look at the angle?(5 votes)
- I think you can.(3 votes)

- that was a lot easier after just looking at it(6 votes)
- I know but when you do it it is not easy(0 votes)

- sometimes it is easy to guess the angle measure so why use protractors(1 vote)
- sometimes we need to use protractors to find the exact answer of degrees.(3 votes)

- I wasn't able to rotate my protractor. Please help.(4 votes)
- Click the arrow points that are right next to the protractor. I hope this helped!(1 vote)

- The questions are very easy and simple. Could you do a version for older kids?(4 votes)
- You have to do it step by step in order to get it right(4 votes)
- why is it very hard to line up the lines(2 votes)
- I got the right answer, but how can we move the triangle so we get in the right space so we can get it right?(3 votes)