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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