Discovering the Area Formula for Circles—Apple Pi

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Need an activity that brings your class' understanding of the area formula full circle? The second installment in a two-part series involving geometric calculations further develops the young mathematician's measurement, approximation, and unit selection abilities. Take advantage of a thoughtfully prepared teacher's guide to make planning a snap.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Assess learning at the end of the week using the innovative pairs circle hunt included in the teacher's guide
  • Have learners make a short list of professions they think use the area formula as part of their jobs
Classroom Considerations

  • Complete the activity after finishing Part 1 in the series
  • Ask the class in advance to bring circular objects to school for measurement
Pros

  • The resource presents a variety of methods students can use to estimate area
  • Reflection questions at the end of the lesson help both teacher and pupil assess learning
Cons

  • None
Common Core