Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Define Radian Measure - Section 3: Reinforcing the Concept of Radian


I realized that the key moment in this lesson, the one I really need to make sure that students get, is when they're asked to explain how they'd find the radian measure using a string, ruler and calculator. If they get this, then conceptually they really get the idea of what a radian is. From there everything will be downhill. Because this part of the lesson is a "talk with your partner" activity, I have to make sure to get around and hear the conversations and make sure that students are actually having the conversations. I have to do things like ask one partner to repeat what they have heard the other say and explain why it does or doesn't make sense. I also have to be sure to have a really good share out so that the whole class hears the best ideas and even the misconceptions so that those can get addressed and clarified. 

I'm considering making this more of a manipulative-based activity rather than just envision and discuss, I just haven't figured out how best to design the materials so that students get fairly accurate estimates.

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Define Radian Measure

Unit 12: Unit Circle Trigonmetry
Lesson 2 of 5

Objective: SWBAT explain the meaning of radian measure.

Big Idea: Radius, radii, radians....Ready?

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