Let your students embrace the winter season and practice area and circumference with this activity combining math and art! I knew it was a winner when my least- interested sixth-grader saw another class's snowmen posted and asked "Is our class going to do that?"
First, gather lots of circular objects. Your students will trace these to make snowmen, and then they will measure radius/diameter and calculate the area and circumference of each circle!
Included in this ten-page resource:
2) Teacher suggestions for use
3) Student vocabulary notes - description of radius and diameter (with blanks to fill in missing words) and examples of circumference and area formulas
4) Student vocabulary notes key - with blanks filled in
5) Student page to create snowman (or use bigger white paper if desired)
6) Student directions page - includes multiple options for each aspect of this activity...You can direct students to make two or three circles, measure radius and/or diameter, measure to the nearer one-eighth, one-fourth, one-half, or whole inch or to the nearer one-tenth, one-half, or whole centimeter, calculate circumference and/or area, and use 3 or 3.14 for pi. Differentiate per student or class period!
7) Recording page - students complete formulas independently
8-9) Recording pages (guided) - Perfect for students who need assistance, the formula steps are written so students just fill in the numbers and calculate (page 8 uses the diameter for circumference and page 9 uses the radius).
10) Credits page
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