Graphing Circles: Lesson

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Explore a standard method to graph a circle. Given the standard form of the equation of a circle, the segment of a basic geometry playlist shows how to graph the circle. The resource works examples of graphing a circle, finding the equation from a graph, and determining whether a point is on the circle.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Lead a discussion on how to determine whether a point is inside or outside a circle
Classroom Considerations

  • Assumes individuals know how to determine whether a point is a solution to an equation
  • It is helpful if pupils recognize that adding a positive is the same thing as subtracting a negative
Pros

  • Contains a link to other resources on graphing circles, including interactives
  • Shows the algebraic steps needed in the examples
Cons

  • None
Common Core