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.
Small images of these Starters :: Index of Starters Circles Advanced Starters:Find The Radius: Find the radius of the circle from the small amount of information provided. Pizza Slice: A problem which can be solved by considering the areas of a triangle and a sector of a circle. Speed Circles: Find the diameters of the circles in the corners of the square. Sphere Hole: Find the volume of the remaining part of a sphere after a 10cm cylindrical hole has been drilled through it.
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... Years 12 and 13Pupils should be taught to understand and use the coordinate geometry of the circle including using the equation of a circle in the form (x – a)^{2} + (y – b)^{2} = r^{2} Completing the square to find the centre and radius of a circle; use of the following properties: the angle in a semicircle is a right angle, the perpendicular from the centre to a chord bisects the chord, the radius of a circle at a given point on its circumference is perpendicular to the tangent to the circle at that point more... Feedback:Comment recorded on the 14 October 'Starter of the Day' page by Inger Kisby, Herts and Essex High School: "Just a quick note to say that we use a lot of your starters. It is lovely to have so many different ideas to start a lesson with. Thank you very much and keep up the good work." 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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: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. Angle Theorem Kim's Game: A memory game to be projected to help the whole class revise the circle angle theorems. Circle Theorems: Diagrams of the circle theorems to be projected onto a white board as an effective visual aid. Geometry Toolbox: Create your own dynamic geometrical diagrams using this truly amazing tool from GeoGebra. Circles Activities:Circle Pairs: Find the matching pairs of circle diagrams and circle properties in this interactive online game. Circles: Practise using pi to calculate various circle measurements. There are six levels of difficulty. PiMon: Memorise the digits of pi with help from some musical notes. In Terms of Pi: Circle related questions requiring the answer to include a multiple of pi rather than an approximation. Circle Theorems Exercise: Show that you understand and can apply the circle theorems with this self marking exercise. Circle Theorem Pairs: A pairs game based around ten theorems about the angles made with chords, radii and tangents of circles. Proof of Circle Theorems: Arrange the stages of the proofs for the standard circle theorems in the correct order. Geometry Toolbox: Create your own dynamic geometrical diagrams using this truly amazing tool from GeoGebra. Circle Equations: Recognise and use the equation of a circle with centre at the origin and the equation of a tangent to a circle. Circles Videos: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. Circles Area and Circumference Video: The circumference and area of a circle can be found if the radius or diameter are known. Circumference: How does the circumference of a glass compare to the height of the glass? You'll be surprised when you find out. Pi Song: Kate Bush sings the digits of pi (audio only). Pi: Some information about Pi, the "celebrity number'. A video features mathsloving author Alex Bellos. A Brief History of Pi: A video from Simon Clark presenting a deep but accessible account of the history of pi. Facts You Should Know About Pi: Mathematician Presh Talwalkar explains five facts you should know about pi. 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. Circles Worksheets/Printables:Parts of a Circle: A sheet of circles with nine parts named. The pupil is asked to draw the named parts. Circle Theorem Worksheet: One page of readydrawn circles for pupils to draw their own diagrams followed by two pages of questions. 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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