The Quest for Pi - A Hands-on Geometry Activity

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Mike's Math Mall
Grade Levels
5th - 7th
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15 pages
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Pi Day Fun! - This is a very fun, hands-on activity that will generate a concrete understanding of the irrational concept of pi that your students will absolutely love. This activity is wonderful to use outdoors, if possible.

During the Quest for Pi, students will measure multiple real-world objects and sketch them, use the Pi formula (pi = circumference ÷ diameter), calculate pi (calculators are helpful), round, subtract, and order decimals.

This is a GREAT partner activity!

Activity Resources:

-5-slide PowerPoint activity introduction, including basic terminology and formulas

-The Quest for Pi Activity Package

*Teacher Activity Guide

*Student Activity Guide

*Data Recording and Drawing Sheet

*Discussion Sheet

*Grading Rubric

*Discussion Answers

*2 Colorful Vocabulary and Formula Anchor Charts/Posters

Please note! Overlapped text in the PowerPoint “edit” mode will not appear overlapped in “play” mode.

Materials List:

-Pencils, Colored Pencils

-Any or a combination of the following: rulers, yard sticks/meter sticks, string, yarn, twine, tape measures

-Calculators (recommended for Pi calculations)

PowerPoint may not be compatible with some Mac software!

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I Sincerely Hope this Helps! And Thank You!

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Total Pages
15 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Know the formulas for the area and circumference of a circle and use them to solve problems; give an informal derivation of the relationship between the circumference and area of a circle.


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