Measuring the Area of a Circle

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When mathematical errors happen, part of the learning is to figure out how it affects the rest of your calculations. The activity has your mathematicians solving for the area of a circular pipe and taking into consideration any errors that may happen with measuring. The problem may be challenging for some learners to do on their own, so a group discussion would be beneficial as there are multiple areas of measurement error. The answer key includes a detailed commentary that can be used as teacher notes for a lesson and to help guide the discussion. 

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CCSS: Designed
Pros

  • Great problem for higher-level learners
  • Detailed answer key
Cons

  • May be challenging for some learners
Common Core