Understanding Degree, Minutes, and Seconds as Angles



The concept of this lesson was created to help students improve instinctive math skills. Students learning will include understanding common measurements using angles in degrees, minutes, and seconds and decimal degree. Make conversions from decimal degree to degree, minutes, and seconds. Students will also learn to plot a property line using bearings inside a circle. How these math skills are used in the industry to design our highways, roads, and streets.

Lesson Time

55 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Engineering & Architecture Engineering & Architecture

Standards and Objectives


California Academic Content Standards (6)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (4)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will learn to change degrees to decimals of a degree. Adding and subtracting angles to find the difference in the measurements of two angles. Know how the protractor is used to measure angles on paper and how a transit is used by surveyors to measure angles in the field.
  • Provide information based on real world situations and understand how people in general use math in their every day life.
  • Understand symbols that are used for degree, minutes, and seconds.
  • Students will provide correct answers from worksheet provided.

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