Published on April 16th, 2013 | by What2Learn


Angles in parallel and intersecting lines – Mathematics game

First things first… What are parallel lines? Parallel lines are lines which remain the same distance apart over their entire length. They will never meet no matter how far you extend them. In Mathematics parallel lines are indicated by having arrows like > drawn on them. If a diagram has more than one set of parallel lines the next set will have two arrows >> drawn on them.

If you happened across this website by searching for a parallel lines worksheet then we would urge you to try this free interactive Mathematics game as a modern alternative to traditional worksheets. It was created to test and develop your skills at calculating angles where an intersecting line crosses two parallel lines. Some key things to remember:

  • All of the angles in a circle must add up to 360 degrees.
  • The angles on one side of a straight line must add up to 180 degrees.
  • Where two lines cross to create four angles, the angles on the opposite side of the crossing point will be equal.
  • The angles inside a triangle must add up to 180 degrees.

Don’t worry – this will make more sense once you have played this game a few times and you will soon be an expert on parallel lines and angles!

Remember – you might not score full marks the first time you play this game. Repeat it until you are confident and accurate with all of your answers.

If you are now an expert on parallel lines and angles then why not check out our mathematics page for a range of other interactive mathematics games suitable for KS3 and GCSE students.

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