Pi Day (Word Problems, Mystery Picture, Pi Lab)

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MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL PROJECTS (Grades 6 – 9)

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:

* Problem Solving Activity - with practical word problems
* Pi Lab - based on pizza pies of varying diameters
* Coordinate Plotting Mystery Picture
* All activities have a Pi theme

This coordinate graphing project is fun for the student and makes a great bulletin board idea as well. These projects are ideal for covering Pi Day or studying pi (Π). Students will use their knowledge of coordinate graphing and ordered pairs to create drawings for the season. They will be created by plotting ordered pairs and then connecting them with straight lines. There are also two math labs dealing with Pi one with word problems.

This activity can be a class project or something to be worked on independently when time allows. It also works as an extra credit assignment or when there is a substitute teacher.

The graph consists of points in the first quadrant and all four quadrants using ordered pairs with whole numbers and fractional points using the fractions 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 and 3/4 for detail. Some of them also use fractional points in both the x-coordinate and the y-coordinate. When finished, they can use markers, colored pencils or other medium to enhance the project.

The math labs deal with fractions, decimals and percents. The Geometry Lab deals with angle measurements, diameter, distance, perimeter, area and lines of symmetry

* Coordinate Project
* Coordinate graph paper for plotting (with both a light and a dark grid)
* Coordinate list
* Sample of the completed project in color
* Math Lab for discovering the value of pi using circumference, diameter and circular objects (Hands-On Activity)
* Word Problems dealing with diameter, radius, circumference, area, angles, a bar and a circle graph

Instructional Materials Include:
* Student Directions for Plotting Coordinates
* Directions for Plotting Coordinates with Fractions and Decimals
* Directions for Plotting Coordinates in Quadrant I
* Directions for Plotting Coordinates in All 4 Quadrants
* Details for Plotting Coordinates with Fractions in Quadrant I
* Details for Plotting Coordinates with Fractions in All 4 Quadrants.

If you like these projects please let us know. There are over 200 projects covering the entire school year and some projects are cross curricular (Sports, Patriotism, Seasons, Holidays, History, Landmarks, and Science). Lessons begin at 4th grade and are appropriate for the Middle School and some for High School students. These projects have been used successfully at both the Elementary and Middle School levels.

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NCTM Standards
Specify locations and describe spatial relationships using coordinate geometry and other representational systems.

Common Core State Standards
CCSS.Math.Content.5.G.A.1 Use a pair of perpendicular number lines, called axes, to define a coordinate system, with the intersection of the lines (the origin) arranged to coincide with the 0 on each line and a given point in the plane located by using an ordered pair of numbers, called its coordinates. Understand that the first number indicates how far to travel from the origin in the direction of one axis, and the second number indicates how far to travel in the direction of the second axis, with the convention that the names of the two axes and the coordinates correspond (e.g., x-axis and x-coordinate, y-axis and y-coordinate).

NCTM Standards
Word problems are included in each strand of the NCTM standards.

Common Core State Standards
7.RP Ratios and Proportional Relationships
7Analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems.
7.RP.2 Recognize and represent proportional relationships between quantities.7.NS.3 Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving the four operations with rational numbers.

Keywords: Coordinate Drawing, Coordinate Drafting, Coordinate Graphing, Abscissa, Ordinate, Ordered Pair, Pi, Diameter, Chord, Circumference, Area, Volume, Bar Graph, Circle Graph
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