Reflection: Joy Circles are Everywhere - Section 3: Exit Ticket and Activity/Homework


Today's class was actually the most exciting day of the year for us math teachers, Pi Day!  Often times I feel as though my students don't see math or math class as being fun, and this math holiday is definitely a day when we take an opportunity to celebrate and enjoy class.  I like to really build up to the day, assigning students tasks and asking for food sign ups for a Pi Day buffet - only circle shaped food items are allowed!  We also have a pi competition where students win prizes to remember the digits of pi.  Here is a photo of one of my students, reciting the digits of pi - you can see that the digits are behind him on the smart board for everyone to follow along:  Pi Day Celebrations

Also, to really challenge my students, I ask the former "Pi Master" from my last year's class to come visit and list off the numbers of pi.  Last year, my student Nolan, memorized 65 digits of pi.  All of my classes were extremely impressed when he came back and did the same thing again!  No one could beat him this year though.  All in all, it's a fun day to celebrate and just enjoy the wonders of math.

  Joy: Pi Day Party!
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Circles are Everywhere

Unit 8: Circles
Lesson 1 of 10

Objective: SWBAT describe key parts of circles and apply concepts of tangent lines.

Big Idea: This lesson asks students to create real circles and then review key vocabulary connected with circles like diameter, radius, center, secant, tangent and center.

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