Circumscribed Polygon

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Trigonometry teachers often go off on a tangent, and here's a worksheet that proves it! First, young mathematicians use a formula with tangent to prove a formula correct for area. Then, they draw conclusions about the area of a circle based on an analysis of their own work.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • After the worksheet, discuss how mathematicians first discovered the formula for the area of a circle
  • Extend the lesson by also testing it for a triangle
Classroom Considerations
  • Relies on prior knowledge of polygons, circles, tangent, and circumscription
Pros
  • Includes the correct solution
  • Requires higher level thinking skills rather than just solving math equations
Cons
  • None
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