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.

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
3. Receive a classmate’s paper to critique and provide feedback
4. Offer a score on a four-point scale