Measuring Circle Circumference & Diameter to Discover Pi - Pi Day Inquiry Lesson

Measuring Circle Circumference & Diameter to Discover Pi - Pi Day Inquiry Lesson
Measuring Circle Circumference & Diameter to Discover Pi - Pi Day Inquiry Lesson
Measuring Circle Circumference & Diameter to Discover Pi - Pi Day Inquiry Lesson
Measuring Circle Circumference & Diameter to Discover Pi - Pi Day Inquiry Lesson
Measuring Circle Circumference & Diameter to Discover Pi - Pi Day Inquiry Lesson
Measuring Circle Circumference & Diameter to Discover Pi - Pi Day Inquiry Lesson
Measuring Circle Circumference & Diameter to Discover Pi - Pi Day Inquiry Lesson
Measuring Circle Circumference & Diameter to Discover Pi - Pi Day Inquiry Lesson
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Have fun finding Pi by measuring the circumference and diameter of circles of all sizes! Students will calculate the ratio of the length of a circle’s diameter to its circumference. They’ll discover that the circumference is always a little more than three times as long as the diameter. This full lesson plan and teacher script will help you lead an inquiry based investigation and class discussion. It’s perfect for an introduction to these geometry concepts, or for a fun Pi Day activity.

A full, free preview is available above to help you decide if this activity will be a good fit for your classroom.

This download is one pdf file that includes:
★Teacher notes for setup and a two page lesson plan, complete with teacher script for high-level questions and explanations to use for a class discussion
★Two-sided student recording sheet
★1000 Digits of Pi display page
★Suggestions and worksheets for two extension and application activities
★My unique Collaborative License, which grants you permission to share printed copies only of this resource with up to four other members of your regular teaching team! (If you’d like to share the digital file, please return to your My Purchases page to purchase additional licenses. See my current Terms of Use for more information.)

Standards Addressed:
VA SOL 6.10a: The student will define π (pi) as the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.7.G.B.4 Know the formulas for the area and circumference of a circle and use them to solve problems. (This activity only addresses circumference and diameter.)
TEKS 7.5B Describe π as the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.

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Kristin
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Total Pages
8 pages
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Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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