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Description

The Ugly Sisters are not happy because Puss in Boots has very dirty and stinky boots. They pull them off his feet and put them in the washing machine. The machine has six settings (including the 'off' setting) on the dial, equally spaced. There is a reminder that there are 360 degrees in a circle and then three angle-related questions of increasing difficulty are asked, working on sixths of 360 degrees.
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First broadcast:
22 March 2012

Classroom Ideas

This clip could be used as a lesson starter. Working with the fact that there are 360 degrees in a full circle and that angles are degrees of turn, the washing machine dial sets a real life context for working out fractions of a circle and angle learning.

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