Constructing an Argument for the Circle Area Formula

Unit 11: Measurement and Dimension
Lesson 2 of 6

Objective: SWBAT construct an informal limits argument to explain the circle area formula.

Big Idea: Break out the Missouri license plates...In this lesson students SHOW that the area of a circle is pi times radius squared.

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