Instructional Activity# Measuring Circumference and Diameter

Lesson 3. Unit 3. Grade 7 Open Up Resources

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This Instructional Activity is a part of the Lesson 3, Unit 3, Grade 7. In this activity, students measure the diameter and circumference of different circular objects and plot the data on a coordinate plane, recalling the structure of the first activity in this unit where they measured different parts of squares. Students use a graph in order to conjecture an important relationship between the circumference of a circle and its diameter. They notice that the two quantities appear to be proportional to each other. Based on the graph, they estimate that the constant of proportionality is close to 3.