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Circle Activity

circle activity


  • Pencils (1 per student)

  • Rulers (1 per student)

  • Circle sheets, page 155 (5 per student)

  • Cylinder sheets, page 156 (1 per student)

  • Scotch tape dispenser (for the teacher)

  • The completed project prepared by the teacher before the lesson


This lesson teaches students how to make circles using given radii. It also teaches the precise definition of a circle: the set of all points that are a fixed distance (called the radius) from a given point (called the center). In “kid-friendly” terms, a circle is a bunch of dots that are all the same distance away from a middle dot.

The Project

Students will make five circles with radius lengths of 4 cm, 5 cm, 6 cm, 7 cm, and 8 cm. They should start by making largest circle and work their way down, using five copies of page 155. The teacher should model how to use a ruler and pencil to make circles.

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