# Often asked: When Do Kids Learn How To Use A Protractor?

In Year 5, children start using a protractor to measure acute, obtuse and reflex angles. Children also need to calculate angles around a point, on a straight line and within 90°.

## What grade do kids use protractor?

How to Use a Protractor Freebie. Now that using a protractor is a Common Core skill for 4th grade, here is a little freebie to help your students, (and maybe you too, if it has been a while since you’ve had to use one!)

## How do you teach a child to use a protractor?

Find the baseline of the protractor and line it up with the baseline of the shape or angle. Place the midpoint of the protractor on the vertex of the angle. Line up one side of the angle with the zero line of the protractor (where you see the number 0) Read the degrees where the other side crosses the number scale.

## What is a protractor in math kids?

A protractor is a clear plastic device to measure angles from 0 degrees to 90 degrees. We can use a protractor to measure an angle in degrees.

## Are protractors still used?

This kind of protractor are commonly used for mechanical and architectural drawing but today is more and more replaced with computer aided design or CAD. Toolmakers are also using this protractor. Very close tolerances are possible to measure with this tool.

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## Is there a protractor app?

Draw2Measure Protractor App is a free new application from APH (American Printing House for the Blind), which allows students to measure angles in two ways. Students can place an angle over the screen of a device, such as a phone or tablet, and trace along the sides of the angle with a fingertip or stylus.

## What age do you use a protractor?

Angles are on the national curriculum from key stage 1 (ages 5 – 7) and lower key stage 2 (aged 7 – 9). However, your child will learn how to use a protractor in year 5 (aged 9 – 10 ).

## How is a protractor used?

A protractor is a measuring instrument, typically made of transparent plastic or glass, for measuring angles. Some protractors are simple half-discs. More advanced protractors, such as the bevel protractor, have one or two swinging arms, which can be used to help measure the angle.

Measuring angles

## How do you make a homemade protractor?

Fold a triangle with one edge from the upper left corner of the paper to the bottom center of the paper. This will create a 60º angle. Create the same fold from the right side to create a 120º angle. Mark these angles on your protractor.

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