SWBAT demonstrate their content knowledge about the circumference and area of circles

What do you know about circles?

40 minutes

We will not open with a POD today so that students have the maximum amount of time to work on the pre-assessment. The pre-assessment is important because it will show me what my students already know about finding the area and circumference of circles. If the students already have a solid foundation, we don’t need to spend time teaching them vocabulary. If they are working from a blank slate I will know where to begin and where to offer support to my students to scaffold their learning.

5 minutes

Students will have the entire class period to work on the pre assessment. Should students finish early the task will be to write a story using the following vocabulary words: radius, diameter, circumference, area, round, and play. I want them to think about the possible meanings of the terms and how they can apply them.

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