Teacher guide reSolve: Area of a circle

TLF ID M021070

This lesson explores the formula for calculating the area of a circle. Students estimate the area of a circle using inscribed and circumscribed squares, and investigate proofs of the area formula. Each lesson is outlined in detail including curriculum links, vocabulary, materials needed, sample answers, supporting PowerPoint presentations, discussion points and student resources. This sequence is part of the reSolve: Maths by Inquiry program.





Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource is extremely valuable for the year 8 mathematics content description about features of circles and using formulae to solve problems involving circle area. Students are engaged in a range of activities to build their understanding of the circle area formula, including estimation, proofs and open-ended problem solving.
  • This resource also offers opportunities to link to the Numeracy General capability, as it engages students in visualising, describing and applying their understanding of the features and properties of 2D shapes.
Year level

8

Learning area
  • Mathematics

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  • Name: Australian Government Department of Education and Training
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  • © Australian Government Department of Education and Training 2017. Unless otherwise indicated, this material may be used in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence.