Many lessons expect upper elementary students to measure the diameter and circumference of a circle and discover pi. I find that upper elementary students do not measure accurately enough to do this. I have reversed the order of this lesson.
I use the page shown above to introduce pi. Next, I give them a variety of round plastic lids to measure to the nearest millimeter. I have them record their measurements and see how accurately they measured based on the ratio.
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