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Application of a Circle: Angles and Arcs

Published on 09/05/2010

Activity Overview

Students use the properties of circles, angles, and arcs to help design a courtyard with a star-shaped design.

Key Steps

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    Students will see an example of how circles can be used to solve a real-world application. Students will use the properties of circles, angles, and arcs to help design a courtyard with a star-shaped design.

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    Students will identify the difference between central angles and inscribed angles and identify the relationships between the measures of inscribed angles and the arcs they intercept.

    As a result of this lesson, students will use circle concepts, such as diameter, radius, circumference, and area, to determine basic information needed to construct the courtyard.