**JANUARY 2019**

Our study of circles continues while diving deeper into its characteristics and ways to measure circles. The students have explored how and why pi (π) is the constant of proportionality of diameter and circumference. We will use the relationships of circumference, radius, diameter, and area of a circle to solve abstract and real-world problems that involve calculating lengths and areas, expressing these in terms of π or using appropriate approximations of π to express them numerically.

The students are continually working on the Standards of Mathematical Practice (MP). They have been working on activities designed to help them come to a more precise understanding of the characteristics of a circle (MP6). Students have identified these characteristics in a variety of contexts (MP2). They have used compasses to draw circles with given diameters or radii, and to copy designs that involve circles. They have also measured circular objects which helped them investigate the relationship between measurements of circumference and diameter through the use of tables and graphs. I am very proud of their progress and exploration so far in this unit!

Thank you for your ongoing support in your child’s education!

Warmly,

Mrs. Conte

The students are continually working on the Standards of Mathematical Practice (MP). They have been working on activities designed to help them come to a more precise understanding of the characteristics of a circle (MP6). Students have identified these characteristics in a variety of contexts (MP2). They have used compasses to draw circles with given diameters or radii, and to copy designs that involve circles. They have also measured circular objects which helped them investigate the relationship between measurements of circumference and diameter through the use of tables and graphs. I am very proud of their progress and exploration so far in this unit!

Thank you for your ongoing support in your child’s education!

Warmly,

Mrs. Conte