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6th Grade - Derive the Meaning of Pi

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Derive the meaning of Pi using concrete models and/or appropriate technology. 0606.4.12


Links verified on 2/28/2017


  1. Calculating Pi - activity using string, meter stick and several types of cylindrical containers A lesson plan can be found at this site
  2. Lesson on Circumference of a Circle - examples and five practice exercises This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  3. The Magic Circle - activity using coffee can lids, string and rulers A lesson plan can be found at this site
  4. Measuring Around - find circumference - five multiple choice questions This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. Pi - explanation from Wikipedia including an excellent animation at the top of the page
  6. Pi Day - links and activities
  7. Prehistoric Calculus: Discovering Pi - If you had no textbooks, no computers, and no calculus (egads!) — just your brain and a piece of paper. Could you find pi?

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