Unit 3, Lesson 5# Circumference and Wheels

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Recognize that the circumference of a circle is the same as the distance a wheel travels in one revolution. Let's explore how far different wheels roll. Learning targets: If students know the radius or diameter of a wheel, students can find the distance the wheel travels in some number of revolutions. Prepare to distribute blank paper that is long enough for students to trace one complete rotation of their cylindrical object.