- A reading of Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi: A Math Adventure by Cindy Neuschwander
Kendall Hunt Math Resources
- Daisy Designs and more from the text Discovering Geometry can be found at Kendall Hunt. In order to use all aspects of this page's interactive resource, you need to go into your Java security settings and add the page as a trusted site.
- Pizza angles can be found in Chapter 1 on typed page 53.
- Finding Geometry has project ideas on PDF page 8 (typed page 2).
The Circumference / Diameter Ratio
- See page 5 for one of our resources.
- This Three Act by Dan Meyer explores understanding of the volume of a cylinder.
Person of Interest
- This television show clip shows a substitute teacher answering the age-old question "What is any of this good for and when would we ever use it?"
- Visit this site for Pi Day celebration ideas as well as one-million digits of pi. You can download the 5 pages we looked at here.
- This exploration of pi lesson, similar to some of the activities we did during our session, includes the Circle Tool that we looked at during our session. This is the document we used when we visited stations: (see attached "Circle Exploration")
NCTM Illuminations' "Discovering the Area Formula for Circles"
- This is the discovery lesson where students cut a circle in wedges and lay it out in a rectangular shape to see the area.
National Geographic Pictures of Circles in Nature
- A resource of beautiful photographs to use in celebrating Pi Day on March 14th.
- The fun song we played at our pie break.
- These Level C aligned lessons include the pattern block angles activity we used in our session.