Algebra Application: Linear Functions: Circumference vs. Diameter
In this Algebra Application, students study the direction between diameter and circumference of a circle. Through measurement and data gathering students analyze the line of best fit and explore ways of calculating pi. The math topics covered include:
- Mathematical modeling
- Linear functions
- Data gathering and analysis
- Direct variation
This is a great back-to-school activity for middle school or high school students. This is also a great crossover activity that ties algebra and geometry.
Note: The download is a PDF file that includes the link to the GoogleDoc version.
|Common Core Standards||CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.8.F.A.3, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.8.F.B.4, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.RP.A.3, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSF.IF.C.7|
|Grade Range||7 - 10|
• Linear Functions and Equations
• Applications of Linear Functions
• Ratios, Proportions, and Percents
• Applications of Ratios, Proportions, and Percents
• Applications of Circles
|Keywords||applications of linear functions, linear functions, direct variation, data gathering, circumference, diameter|