Circles of Fun!


5th and 6th class are learning all about the circle this week.

6th class have focused on finding the area of the circumference by trusting in pi. Before we trusted in the mathematical equation we explored it to test it out! We measured the circumference and diameter of various round objects and when we divided the circumference by the diameter we got pi – or close to it! Just like magic!

5th class put their problem solving skills to the test and were challenged to create a circle in the playground without the help of a compass. We had some very clever suggestions on how to achieve this but we decided the most efficient and accurate way was to draw lots of diameters in various directions through a centre point and then finally join them altogether with a circumference. This activity involved a lot of patience and measuring as well as some clever thinking!