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Round about Circles

Published on 08/01/2011

Activity Overview

Students will measure the diameter and circumference of circles and then produce a scatter plot and linear regression of the data. They will then make the observation that the rate of change (slope) of the graph is equal to Pi.

Before the Activity

Download the attached PDF and look over the information on the first page. Download and distribute the attached .tns file and Student Worksheet for use during the activity. A .tns file containing expected student results is also available for download.

During the Activity

Discuss the material from the activity pages and worksheet with students as needed.

After the Activity

Encourage students to summarize what they have learned from completing the activity.