### Circumference and Area of a Circle: A Middle School Math Hands-On Lesson

Middle School Geometry Lesson Plan on Relating Pi to the Circumference of a Circle

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measuring the radius or diameter of cut out circles in either centimeters or inches. Then students needed to calculate the area and circumference of the circle.

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#### Middle School Math Rules!: Learning Stations-Circles. Tangrams, and Pentominoes

#### Middle School Math Rules! Fantastic for math stations or group activity.

#### Middle School Math Rules! circumference and area math idea

#### Middle School Math Rules!: Learning Stations-Circles.

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#### Middle School Math Rules!: Math Learning Stations

#### A few days ago we did some learning station work in my regular math classes. We made three different learning stations and rotated them between the six table groups in my class. It certainly was much easier to do these learning stations this quarter because I have a student teacher. Two teachers are definitely better than one! My fifth hour class is my inclusion hour and there were three of us. The stations were pretty loud and sometimes chaotic with more than one group finishing different centers simultaneously, but the students were really engaged in their problem solving and most groups collaborated really well. Two of the learning stations were activities I found in the binder Tangrams and Pentominoes purchased many years ago from Nasco. I was shocked how many of my students had never used tangrams or pentominoes. In past years they were really familiar with tangrams and this year some students said, they had used them in previous years. No one knew what a pentomino was. The tangrams with the introductory tangram packet. Students working. This girl really wanted her hand in the photo! :) The pentomino station seemed to be a student favorite. They really enjoyed solving the pentomino puzzles. Several students asked to do the next pentomino packet after they finished the three learning stations. Pentominoes with the intro packet. Students really worked together on this and had fun. Many wanted to keep doing pentominoes. The final station was measuring the radius or diameter of cut out circles in either centimeters or inches. Then students needed to calculate the area and circumference of the circle. Our text teaches circumference and then area of circles separately and we definitely felt that this center really helped students to be able to keep the formulas for area and circumference straight. The special ed teacher who teaches with me cut out all these circles, bless her heart! I had the idea for the center, but no time to cut circles and she volunteered to do it. I was thrilled with how the station turned out. This is a complete station (we stored it in a large ziploc bag. They needed a full sized ruler for the large blue circle. Working on the station. Measuring and calculating. I made a chart on the SMARTBoard where we kept track of each group's progress on the stations. While a group was working we put a check mark under that station and after they checked their work with one of the teachers we changed the check mark to an X. It was important for us to have a visual record of where everyone was to minimize the chaos. These activities were perfect to keep students focused for the last two days before Spring break. Can we say it was a bit crazy?! I was really proud of how well the majority of the students worked together. I would love to hear about any learning stations you have been using in your math class. For more learning station ideas shared by other teachers check out this post on Corkboard Connections.

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Math station idea for upper level - love this blog of great ideas for lesson plans of group work!

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#### I LOVE THIS!!! Math station idea for upper level - love this blog of great ideas for lesson plans of group work!

#### Math station idea - students keep an index card where they record stuff the teacher or other students helped them with so they can use it on other problems

#### Math station idea for upper level - love this blog of great ideas for lesson plans of group work! I <3 stations!

#### Math station idea for upper level - love this blog of great ideas for lesson plans of group work! I've used this last year...works great! Colors make it work well

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Middle School Math Rules!: Favorite First Day Activities

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#### Would love to have a board available like this where teachers can come into to jot down topics for professional development that I can address during the school year. Would love to create a page like this on my website!

#### Middle School Math Rules!: Favorite First Day Activities. Can also be used for any subject

#### Just apply to SCIENCE instead! Middle School Math Rules!: Favorite First Day Activities

#### Math is important because...Middle School Math Rules!: Favorite First Day Activities

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### Writing Linear Equations Centers

Middle School Math Stations

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#### Perfect for a math game day Graphing Go Fish - Goal is to get as many pairs as possible (a graph and a matching equation).

#### Writing Linear Equations Centers « Middle School Math - I can see how these activities can be adapted to secondary ELA

#### Writing Linear Equations Centers « Middle School Math Mania - can be adapted for different grades

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#### Middle School Math Stations. Many good ideas on this blog.

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love the organization with laminated folders and directions….directed at middle school, but many centers and downloads are great for fourth and fifth grades! Perfect for differentiation for gifted students!

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#### Middle School Math Centers....love the organization with laminated folders and directions. Come up with some for biology

#### Middle School Math Centers - think i will be able to use these at the high school level as well.

#### This page has ALL SORTS of great middle school math center ideas that are creative and engaging!

#### Middle School Math Centers. I think many could be adapted to fit our upper elem. TEKS

#### Middle School Math Centers....Awesome for ACP and STAAR review time!

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Surface Area Activity

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#### Middle School Math Rules!: Hands-on Surface Area of Prisms I needed this about three weeks ago :( Oh well...

#### Middle School Math Rules!: Hands-on Surface Area of Prisms

#### Middle School Math Rules! Awesome Surface area ideas!!

#### Middle School Math Rules!: Group Work

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#### I am on Spring Break this week and have been going through my Blog Post Drafts. I came across this empty post that was titled Day4- The Marshmallow Challenge. On the fourth day with my students this school year I did a team building exercise called "The Marshmallow Challenge" that I had read about on Twitter. I decided that this would be the perfect activity for team building as we transitioned to math workshop this year in our 7th grade math classes. Somewhere I took photos of the students working, but I am on my second new iPhone since then and I must not have been using the cloud when I took them. I will have to ask my husband when he gets home from work today if he can locate those photos. August/September seems to be missing at the moment. If I locate the photos I will be sure to add them to this post. I created this Google Presentation and we used the Workshop format of Opening, MiniLesson, Work Time, and Sharing/Reflection to have the students get used to the structure of what workshop looks like. The students absolutely loved it! I cannot even begin to explain how creative they were and how amazed I was how well they worked as teams on Day 4 of school. Students will still ask me when we can do something fun like The Marshmallow Challenge again. I figured out how to embed my Google Presentation thanks to a nice tutorial video I found online. Here it is: I hope this post is helpful to you. I cannot emphasize enough how well this activity worked with my students. They really worked on team building while completing one of their favorite activities of the year. Not a bad way to start the year. You could use this activity at any time. If you do please come back and comment on who it went. I would love to hear about your Marshmallow Challenge. If you would like me to share with you the google presentation I made leave a comment below telling me how you plan on using this and make sure to leave your email address. UPDATE 6/19/15: I will not be emailing anyone the link anymore. Here is the direct link to the Marshmallow Challenge Google Presentation for anyone who wants to use it. Enjoy! UPDATE 9/4/14: I am sharing this with everyone, but getting MANY MANY delivery failure notifications with the emails people are posting. I have no idea why this is happening nor how to fix it. If you don't receive an email with the google presentation link it is because of this and I'm sorry about that.

#### Middle School Math Rules!: Search results for Surface area

Middle School Math Madness! many activities

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#### Middle School Math Madness! many activities with circle graphs, fractions, decimals and percents

#### Middle School Math Madness! many activities. Love this!!

#### Middle School Math Madness!: Made 4 Math Monday #3

#### Middle School Math Madness blog. many activities

#### Middle School Math Madness!...fraction weekend

#### Middle School Math Madness!: percents

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#### Math Dictionary with some great ideas of how to visually show math definitions....love these!! They're like the "Secret Stories" but go math!!! ....,.Follow for FREE 'too-neat-not-to-keep' teaching tools & other fun stuff :)

#### LOVE this concept....like SECRET STORIES for Math!! Will definitely need to investigate this more! Great ideas of how to visually show math definitions

#### Love this for visual learners. However, it is extremely limited on concepts. Math Dictionary visually show math definitions

#### math dictionary - great ideas of how to visually show math definitions @Kathleen S S S S McAfee

#### For Ryan-Math Dictionary with some great ideas of how to visually show math definitions

#### Great site for students to explore math definitions. Could use as a station.

#### Math dictionary which has great images showing concepts visually.

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### Circumference and Area of a Circle: A Middle School Math Hands-On Lesson

MissMathDork: middle school math made FUN!: System of Equations Freebie!

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#### MissMathDork: middle school math made FUN!: System of Equations Freebie! *cut out the matrices*

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#### Linear Equation graphic organizer

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MissMathDork: middle school math made FUN!: Loved that Lesson: Fractional reasoning on a number line!!!

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#### MissMathDork: middle school math made FUN!: Loved that Lesson: Fractional reasoning on a number line!!! In 4th grade-number line with benchmark fractions could be premade for students. Next, students need to take premade fraction cards and find what benchmark fraction they are equivalent to.

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#### Ordering fractions on a giant number line.

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Simply the Middle: a middle school teacher's thoughts and contributions to the middle school classroom.

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#### Simply the Middle: a middle school teacher’s thoughts and contributions to the middle school classroom.

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Middle School Math - Volume & Surface Area

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### Math Boosters Level 5

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