Discovery of Pi

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Serve up a slice of math for Pi Day! A combination of fun, hands-on lessons and helpful worksheets encourage learners to practice finding the radius, diameter, and circumference of different circles.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use on Pi Day (3/14) as part of your lesson or celebration
  • Assign the worksheets in a math homework packet, or include them in a geometry assignment
  • Set up the activities as stations and have class members rotate through in small groups
Classroom Considerations

  • The lessons are split into two days, but you could spread them out over a longer period of time, or condense your preferred activities into one class period
  • Designed for middle schoolers, but helpful for high school learners or older elementary learners in need of a challenge
  • References the Notebook program, but you could use the lessons and worksheets on their own as well
Pros

  • Each lesson comes with different ways to apply and investigate the knowledge of geometry
  • Provides reflection activities that would make great homework assignments
Cons

  • None
Common Core