Lesson: Circumference
Lesson Objective
Lesson Plan
State Standard: 
5.M.4 
Standard Name: 
Area and Perimeter (circles) 
Objective: 
I can find the circumference of a circle. 
Essential Question: 
How do circle measurements relate to one another? 
Word Wall Words: 
circumference 
Do Now: 
Review of polygons 
Opening: 
Yesterday we labeled a circle and talked about the radius and diameter. Today we will find the circumference. 
Direct Instruction: 
The circumference of a circle is the distance around the outside of the circle. It is kind of like finding the perimeter of a circle. To find the circumference, we use a formula. The formula is C=∏ x d. Pi is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. It is equal to approximately 3.14.
If the diameter of a circle is 6, I would multiply 6 x 3.14 to find the circumference. If you are given the radius, find the diameter and then multiply by pi. 
Guided Practice: 
Let’s do the first few together. 
Independent Practice: 
Now you will practice on your own. 
Math Journal: 

Closing: 
Exit ticket: Draw a circle with a radius of 5. Find the circumference. 
Center Options: 
See independent practice. 
Differentiation: 

Lesson Resources
Circumference Practice Classwork 
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