Approximating Pi

Students approximate the value of Pi.  In this approximating the value of Pi lesson plan, students construct polygons inscribed in a circle.  Students find the perimeter of their polygon construction.  Students increase the number of sides of the polygon.  Students divide the perimeter by the diameter of the circumscribed circle to approximate Pi.

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Grade
9th - 12th
Subjects
Math
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
1 hr
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
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