Our Circles lesson plan equips students to define and identify the area, diameter, radius, and circumference of a circle. This lesson includes instruction for the formula to find the area of a circle, as well as a circles of circles activity that leverages peer learning in a fun, meaningful way. Students are asked to use their public speaking skills to orally communicate the procedure and formula to find the area and circumference of their favorite thing that involves, or includes a circle. Students are also asked to locate and measure real-world circle objects, grounding their understanding of this lesson in the real world.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to define and identify the diameter, radius, and circumference of a circle and correctly use the formula to find the area of a circle.