Real-World Math | The Number Six and Obtuse Angles

Apr 12, 2021 | Gilbert

Math Monday📐

Today we are exploring real world examples of the number six and obtuse angles.

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Six: Six (6) is a number, numeral and digit. It is the smallest positive integer which is neither a square number nor a prime number. Six is the second smallest composite number; its proper divisors are 1, 2 and 3.

In real life, we of course use this number to count and make groups, especially when it comes to food! Half a dozen, or six, is used frequently as a measurement of whole foods like eggs and produce.

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Obtuse Angle: An angle that measures more than 90 degrees. Obtuse angles are all around us, all of the time! There may be an obtuse angle at the peak of your roof. Or maybe there is one at the end of your hockey stick!

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What real-world examples can you find in your day-to-day life? Applying mathematical concepts to tangible objects can help students of all ages understand exactly what they mean!

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