Tree Size

Is there such a thing as too accurate? Individuals determine whether a calculated diameter is reasonable based on the given circumference and value of pi. They must consider the degree of accuracy of the calculation.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the question as a class opener
  • Have scholars measure actual trees and then perform the indicated calculations
Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils should have familiarity with significant figures and degrees of accuracy
Pros

  • Includes instructional suggestions for correcting misconceptions
Cons

  • Portions of the PDF version of the rubric are illegible
  • Worksheet only contains one question
Common Core