Students use Cabri,Jr. to construct a circle and its radius, measure both the circumference and the radius, and then collect data showing the relationship between the two. Using the TI-Navigator students input their data into lists and see the scatterplot of the collected data displayed on a coordinate system. They discover that the relationship is linear, a direct variation, and that the constant of variation is a very special irrational number (but NOT pi!).
Before the Activity
During the Activity
*Activator (a pretest using Learn Check with Quick Poll)
*Find attached a word document file for detailed instructions for the Cabri,Jr. construction.
*Also attached is a similar word document to use if students do not have time to create this construction. An AppVars is attached with construction complete.
After the Activity
Administer LearnCheck B and review results using Class Analysis.
Use the formula C = pi * d to show development of 6.28 using the commutative and associative properties. If students did not input the correct equation this helps them see the relationship between the formula and the equation.