# Write It Wednesday-Circles

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## Objective

SWBAT create a response to an open-ended question involving the circumference and area of circles.

#### Big Idea

Can you write about circles?

## Launch

5 minutes
• POD

As students enter the room, they will have a seat, take out their Problem of the Day (POD) sheet and begin to work on the question on the SMARTboard. The POD allows students to use MP 3 continually based on the discussions we have about the problem each day.

The POD today will be a simple question to bring the idea of solving a problem on finding the area of a circle to the forefront in their minds. When they work to answer the actual Write It Wednesday question, I want them to know how to find the answer conceptually and just focus on preparing a solid, complete answer.

The diameter of a circular pond is 54 feet. Find the area of the pond.

## Explore

30 minutes

Students will work through the steps we use for Write It Wednesday

1. Respond to the Write It Wednesday question
2. Turn your response in
3. Receive a classmate’s paper to critique and provide feedback
4. Offer a score on a four-point scale