Lesson 14 Reasoning about Angles (Part 1)

    • Let’s find the size of angles on the clock.

Warm-up Which One Doesn’t Belong: Time After Time

Which one doesn’t belong?

  1. unlabeled clock
  2. unlabeled clock
  3. unlabeled clock
  4. unlabeled clock

Activity 1 Draw a Clock

Kiran is drawing a clock. He draws a pair of perpendicular lines to find the placement of the numbers 3, 6, 9, and 12 around the circle.

circle. Perpendicular dashed lines drawn from 12 to 6 and from from 9 to 3.

Problem 1

How many degrees is each angle he has drawn so far? Explain how you know.

Problem 2

Help Kiran find the exact placement of the numbers “1” and “2” on the clock.

  1. How many new lines does he need to draw?

  2. What angles should be formed between the two lines he has already drawn and the new ones?

  3. Draw the lines precisely and place the numbers “1” and “2” on the drawing.

Problem 3

Measure and draw as many lines as needed to complete the clock drawing so that all the numbers are precisely placed where they should be.

Activity 2 Tick Tock

Problem 1

What angles are formed by the hour and minute hands of the clock at these times?

  1. 6 o’clock

  2. 8 o’clock

  3. 9 o’clock

  4. 11 o’clock

  5. 12 o’clock

Problem 2

  1. How many degrees has the minute hand turned when it moves from 2:00 to 2:05?

  2. What about from 2:05 to 2:30? Explain how you know.

Problem 3

The minute hand of the clock is vertical at 7 p.m. Sometime later, it makes an angle that is from where it was at 7 p.m. What time could it be?

Problem 4

How many degrees does the minute hand turn in:

  1. 10 minutes?

  2. 1 minute?

  3. 4 minutes?

Practice Problems

Problem 1

  1. What angles are made by the hour and minute hands on a clock at these times? Explain or show your reasoning.

    • 3:00

    • 5:00

    • 6:00

  2. How many degrees has the hour hand moved between 3:00 and 7:00? Explain or show how you know.

Problem 2

When Jada looked up at the clock, the long hand pointed at 12. Less than an hour later, she looked up again, and the long hand of the clock had turned 210 degrees. How many minutes had passed? Explain or show your reasoning.