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Subject: Mathematics (7 - 12)
Title: It's Around There Somewhere! Perimeter, and Circumference
Description: The purpose of this lesson is to review the concepts of perimeter, and circumference.Students will also use their knowledge to apply perimeter, and circumference formulas within practical applications such as in spatial design.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.


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Subject: Mathematics
Title: Approximations of Pi      Add Bookmark
Description: This student reproducible, from an Illuminations lesson, provides information about and several examples of approximations for the constant pi.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: 6,7,8



Subject: Mathematics
Title: Finding Surface Area and Volume      Add Bookmark
Description: In this lesson, one of a multi-part unit from Illuminations, students use an isometric drawing tool to build three-dimensional figures. They then find the surface area and volume of each figure.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: 6,7,8



Subject: Mathematics,Science
Title: Orbiting Satellites      Add Bookmark
Description: In this lesson, from Illuminations, students explore the concept of orbits, specifically the connection of Earth-orbiting satellites to the study of the environment. Both geometric and algebraic concepts are presented to students in this application of science and mathematics to a real-world situation.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: 6,7,8



Subject: Mathematics
Title: Pi Line      Add Bookmark
Description: In this Illuminations lesson, students measure the diameter and circumference of various circular objects. They plot the measurements on a graph and relate the slope of the line to the ratio of circumference to diameter. There are also links to online activities.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Subject: Mathematics
Title: Slope, Pi, and Lines      Add Bookmark
Description: These reproducible transparencies, from an Illuminations lesson, feature pre-activity and summary questions on slopes, pi and lines.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Subject: Mathematics
Title: Slope, Pi, and Lines Activity Sheet       Add Bookmark
Description: This reproducible activity sheet, from an Illuminations lesson, guides students as they measure circle circumferences and diameters and graph the relationship between these two measurements.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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