Students measure the circumference and diameter of circular objects. The measurements are used to estimate pi. A rule is established and entered into the calculator to predict the circumference of other circles.
Investigate index notation and represent whole numbers as products of powers of prime numbers. ACMMG-197
About the Lesson
Students measure the circumference and diameter of circular objects, tabulate the data and determine the ratio between circumference and diameter of a circle. (pi) In the second part of this task students use this ratio in a formula to determine the circumference of a circle.
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