4, Lesson 8, Unit 3, Grade 7, OpenUp icon
Instructional Activity

Making Another Polygon out of a Circle

Lesson 8. Unit 3. Grade 7 Open Up Resources

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This Instructional Activity is a part of the Lesson 8, Unit 3, Grade 7. The purpose of this activity is for students to consider a different way to cut and reassemble a circle into something resembling a polygon in order to calculate its area. In the previous activity, students had experience following along as the teacher developed the justification. This time give students the opportunity to write their own justification for the area of a circle. As students work, monitor and select students who have clear, but different, explanations to share during the whole-group discussion.

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