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Sort the Angles: Accute or Obtuse

In this worksheet, students sort angles into acute or obtuse.

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'Sort the Angles: Accute or Obtuse' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 3 11+ worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Maths and Numerical Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   2D Shapes: Circles, Angles and Bearings

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Worksheet Overview

In this activity, we will be spotting different types of angles.  There are 3 types of angles that we will be looking for and we are going to share the tips for doing so!


Have you heard of these terms before?

ACUTE - This is an angle that is less than 90°.  (This is the symbol for the word degree) 

(Sneaky tip - If someone is called 'cute' this could be because they are little!)



OBTUSE -  This is an angle that is more than 90° (a right angle) but less than 180° (a straight line).



RIGHT ANGLE - This is an angle that is exactly 90 °.

(There are many everyday objects that have a 90° angle, think about the corner of your ruler this is 90° and can be used as a quick angle checker, by holding it to where the 2 lines meet)



Sort the angles into acute and obtuse.


(a) (b) (c)



(d) (e) (f)




Acute angles: c, d, e.  

These are less than 90° (a right angle)


Obtuse angles: a, b, f.  

These are more than 90° (a right angle) but less than 180° (a straight line)

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