Free Printable Protractor PDF
Are you teaching your child all about angles? Are you looking for a free printable protractor to help you to demonstrate the difference between a right angle and an obtuse angle? In that case, look no further! Here at Just Family Fun, we have created the perfect tool for you.
What is a Protractor?
A protractor is a simple measuring device used to draw and measure angles in degrees. It is easy to use and can be a lot of fun! You place the middle of the protractor on to the area you want to measure and take the reading.
What is Included in Our Printable Protractor Pdf
Although there are different types of protractors, the most commonly used is one shaped like a semi-circle. We have included two of these on our printable protractor pdf for your convenience.
Simply print and cut them out and you are good to go! One of the other advantages of using this tool is that if the protractor gets marked with ink whilst drawing angles then you have already have a spare to hand so you don’t need to interrupt the learning! There are two sets of numbers running in opposite directions so be careful which ones you use. A good rule of thumb is to consider whether the angle you are trying to draw or measure should be bigger or smaller than 90 degrees.
Refresh Your Knowledge of Angles
We all know that sinking feeling when your kid comes to you for help with homework on a subject you haven’t had to put a lot of thought into since you were at school yourself! Fear not, it’s like riding a bike; you never forget! To help you to refresh your memory, we have collated below summary of angles for you to read through whilst your protractor is printing:
- Acute angle: This is an angle that measures more than 0 degrees but less than 90 degrees.
- Obtuse angle: This is an angle which is greater than 90 degrees but less than 180 degrees.
- Reflex angle: This is an angle that is greater than 180 degrees.
- Right angle: This is one of the most easily recognisable angles. It is exactly 90 degrees and looks like an L.
- Straight angle: It is easy to forget that a straight is an angle but it is! This is an angle that measures exactly 180 degrees.
- Full rotation: This is an angle measuring exactly 360 degrees.
Don’t forget that there are also plenty of resources online that you can use to work through with your children as well as helping to refresh your own knowledge. Depending on the age of your child, BBC Bitesize is often a good place to start as it explains subjects in simple, age-appropriate terms and manageable chunks.
We know it can sometimes be tricky to know where to start when you are trying to encourage your children to practice their math skills. That’s why we have created a wealth of fun and educational worksheets for your kids to work through. Whether you are practicing subtraction, addition or multiplication, we have the resource for you.
If perhaps it is time to take a break from measuring angles and doing sums, we also have plenty of worksheets to help your little ones practice their reading, spelling, drawing and much, much more. Please feel free to explore all of our free printable learning resources here.
Who said learning can’t be fun? Using this printable protractor will make learning angles simple and enjoyable for you and your family. Maths is a key skill for all children to learn because not only is it vital for further education, it is useful throughout their whole lives. To engage your children with maths from an early age will help to set them up for further learning but with great tools such as this one, it certainly doesn’t need to be difficult.
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