Constructing a square inscribed in a circle

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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 construction, learners verify that the figure is a square. An additional small group activity has them approximate the percentage area of the square within the circle. 

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8th - 11th
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