Circles Starters:Pi Day: March 14th is Pi Day. The third month and the 14th day relates to 3.14 which is pi to three significant figures. How many figures of pi can you memorise? Refreshing Revision: It is called Refreshing Revision because every time you refresh the page you get different revision questions. Square Circle Kite: Write down the names of all the mathematical shapes you know.
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Curriculum for Circles:Year 6Pupils should be taught to illustrate and name parts of circles, including radius, diameter and circumference and know that the diameter is twice the radius more... Years 7 to 9Pupils should be taught to calculate and solve problems involving: perimeters of 2D shapes (including circles), areas of circles and composite shapes more... Years 10 and 11Pupils should be taught to identify and apply circle definitions and properties, including: centre, radius, chord, diameter, circumference, tangent, arc, sector and segment more... Pupils should be taught to {apply and prove the standard circle theorems concerning angles, radii, tangents and chords, and use them to prove related results} more... Pupils should be taught to calculate arc lengths, angles and areas of sectors of circles more... Pupils should be taught to {recognise and use the equation of a circle with centre at the origin; find the equation of a tangent to a circle at a given point} more... Feedback:Comment recorded on the 1 August 'Starter of the Day' page by Peter Wright, St Joseph's College: "Love using the Starter of the Day activities to get the students into Maths mode at the beginning of a lesson. Lots of interesting discussions and questions have arisen out of the activities. Comment recorded on the 19 October 'Starter of the Day' page by E Pollard, Huddersfield: "I used this with my bottom set in year 9. To engage them I used their name and favorite football team (or pop group) instead of the school name. For homework, I asked each student to find a definition for the key words they had been given (once they had fun trying to guess the answer) and they presented their findings to the rest of the class the following day. They felt really special because the key words came from their own personal information." Comment recorded on the 2 April 'Starter of the Day' page by Mrs Wilshaw, Dunsten Collage,Essex: "This website was brilliant. My class and I really enjoy doing the activites." Comment recorded on the 9 April 'Starter of the Day' page by Jan, South Canterbury: "Thank you for sharing such a great resource. I was about to try and get together a bank of starters but time is always required elsewhere, so thank you." Comment recorded on the 1 February 'Starter of the Day' page by Terry Shaw, Beaulieu Convent School: "Really good site. Lots of good ideas for starters. Use it most of the time in KS3." Comment recorded on the 1 May 'Starter of the Day' page by Phil Anthony, Head of Maths, Stourport High School: "What a brilliant website. We have just started to use the 'starteroftheday' in our yr9 lessons to try them out before we change from a high school to a secondary school in September. This is one of the best resources online we have found. The kids and staff love it. Well done an thank you very much for making my maths lessons more interesting and fun." Comment recorded on the 25 June 'Starter of the Day' page by Inger.kisby@herts and essex.herts.sch.uk, : "We all love your starters. It is so good to have such a collection. We use them for all age groups and abilities. Have particularly enjoyed KIM's game, as we have not used that for Mathematics before. Keep up the good work and thank you very much Comment recorded on the 12 July 'Starter of the Day' page by Miss J Key, Farlingaye High School, Suffolk: "Thanks very much for this one. We developed it into a whole lesson and I borrowed some hats from the drama department to add to the fun!" Comment recorded on the 11 January 'Starter of the Day' page by S Johnson, The King John School: "We recently had an afternoon on accelerated learning.This linked really well and prompted a discussion about learning styles and short term memory." Comment recorded on the 3 October 'Starter of the Day' page by Fiona Bray, Cams Hill School: "This is an excellent website. We all often use the starters as the pupils come in the door and get settled as we take the register." 
Notes:This is all to do with pi and why it is such an important number. From finding the circumference and area of circles to problem solving and investigation. Circles Teacher Resources:Angle Theorem Kim's Game: A memory game to be projected to help the whole class revise the circle angle theorems. Circle Parts Kim's Game: A memory game to be projected to help the whole class revise the names for the parts of a circle. Circle Theorems: Diagrams of the circle theorems to be projected onto a white board as an effective visual aid. Circles Activities:Circle Equations: Recognise and use the equation of a circle with centre at the origin and the equation of a tangent to a circle. Circle Pairs: Find the matching pairs of circle diagrams and circle properties in this interactive online game. Circle Theorem Pairs: A pairs game based around ten theorems about the angles made with chords, radii and tangents of circles. Circle Theorems Exercise: Show that you understand and can apply the circle theorems with this self marking exercise. Circles: Practise using pi to calculate various circle measurements. There are six levels of difficulty. Proof of Circle Theorems: Arrange the stages of the proofs for the standard circle theorems in the correct order. Circles Videos:A Brief History of Pi: A video from Simon Clark presenting a deep but accessible account of the history of pi. Circle Drawing Champion: A teacher draws a perfect freehand circle of diameter one metre in less than a second. Circle Facts Song: A free trial lesson from Math Upgrade dot com. Circle Song: This song helps students remember circle terminology (radius & diameter) and the formulas for area and circumference. Circumference: How does the circumference of a glass compare to the height of the glass? You'll be surprised when you find out. Facts You Should Know About Pi: Mathematician Presh Talwalkar explains five facts you should know about pi. Pi: Some information about Pi, the "celebrity number'. A video features mathsloving author Alex Bellos. Pi and Four Fingers: Why is The Simpsons not in Base 8? In this video Simon Singh talks about Pi and Maths in The Simpsons cartoon. Pi Song: Kate Bush sings the digits of pi (audio only). Circles Worksheets/Printables:Circle Theorem Worksheet: One page of readydrawn circles for pupils to draw their own diagrams followed by two pages of questions. Parts of a Circle: A sheet of circles with nine parts named. The pupil is asked to draw the named parts. Circles External Links:Links to other websites containing resources for Circles are provided for those logged into 'Transum Mathematics'. Subscribing also opens up the opportunity for you to add your own links to this panel. You can sign up using one of the buttons below: SearchThe activity you are looking for may have been classified in a different way from the way you were expecting. You can search the whole of Transum Maths by using the box below.
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