Eight Circles

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We are used to finding the area of a circle by plugging the radius into an equation. Here, learners are required to go further to find multiple areas and calculate the difference. They must detect a pattern in order to figure out the last step of the problem. Some teacher guidance may be necessary to set learners on track. 

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CCSS: Designed
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  • Can be used as group/partner problem
  • Requires attention to detail

  • Teacher may need to set up problem for class
  • Need prior knowledge of area of circles
Common Core