Penny Circle

Watch as your classes buy into a rich lesson full of information. A video opener challenges individuals to determine the number of pennies that fit in a circle with a 22-inch diameter. Using lesson materials, scholars collect data and create functions to make their predictions.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Encourage pupils to organize data in a way they can better analyze the information
  • Require a function that models the relationship between the diameter of the circle and the number of pennies
Classroom Considerations

  • Expects familiarity with quadratic patterns
Pros

  • Uses video to spark interest and motivate learners
  • Includes additional resources and exercises for continued exploration
Cons

  • None