Students investigate circles. In this middle school mathematics instructional activity, students compute the circumference and area of circles in a problem solving context.
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Constructing a square inscribed in a circle
Here is an activity that focuses on the actual construction of the square inscribed in a circle. The lesson allows for the use of dot paper or graph paper with straight edges and protractors, or dynamic geometry software programs. After...
8th - 11th Math CCSS: Designed
Area and Circumference of Circles
Don't go around and around, help your class determine amounts around and in a circle with a video that connects circumference to the perimeter or the distance around an object. The resource includes 14 questions dealing with circles and...
9 mins 8th - 10th Math CCSS: Adaptable
The Circumference of a Circle and the Area of the Region it Encloses
Bring your math class around with this task. Learners simply identify parts of a given circle, compute its radius, and estimate the circumference and area. It is a strong scaffolding exercise in preparation for applying the formulas for...
6th - 8th Math CCSS: Designed
New Review Circles, What Is Pi?
Understanding the basic of circles is as easy as pi. The resource introduces the definition of a circle along with its dimensions, circumference, diameter, and radius. Using graphics, the video shows the approximation of pi and how to...
8 mins 4th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Circles: Radius, Diameter and Circumference
Fascinating discussion regarding the origin of Pi accompanies a detailed explanation of how to find the circumference of a circle. Since this is the first installment in a series on circles, the concept of circumference is separated into...
11 mins 4th - 11th Math
Circumference and Areas of Circles
Middle and high schoolers listen to a scenario about a puppy and use the scenario to develop formulas in order to find the area of a circle. In this circumference lesson, pupils understand how to find the radius, diameter, area of a...
7th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable