Make Pi Day a memorable one and stretch your lesson beyond just the Pi symbol with this attention-grabbing, print-and-go Finding Pi Activity and Lesson! This low-prep resource boasts EDITABLE Google slides, content, follow-up worksheets, a hands-on activity, and a final project. Everything is crafted with a comic style making the lesson appealing and accessible to a wide range of learners.
Comics improve retention and make reading FUN and APPROACHABLE. Witness the excitement on the faces of your students when they get their hands on these math comics!
The print-and-go content comic defines Pi using illustrations and fun characters. Suitable for upper elementary and middle school math classrooms, students will read about what Pi is and how it is used in careers. The comic touches on rational and irrational numbers, circumference, and diameter.
The low-prep, hands-on activity challenges students to find Pi by measuring the circumference and the diameter of hula hoops. The instructions are presented in a cartoon format making them engaging. Your students will read the instructions!
The hands-on activity is accompanied by a lab sheet to help guide them through the steps. It also includes conclusion questions at the end to tie the activity back to the content.
This Pi Day Activity and Lesson includes
- Your copy of my fully animated slide deck
What is Pi? Comic–
- Display on the front board or print up to hand out
- Covers Pi symbol, irrational numbers, circumference, diameter, and careers
- Double as an anchor chart poster
- Both color and black-line versions
- Black-line version is easy to print and fun to color
- A unique addition to interactive science notebooks.
- Use as guided reading or guided notes
- Good homework option
- Reinforce the concept and ask learners to apply their understanding.
- Appeals to the artists in your classroom.
- Also a great addition to interactive notebooks
Finding Pi Activity-
- Students measure hula hoops to see how close they come to Pi
- Instructions are presented in a visual format (THEY’LL READ!)
- Students are challenged to measure other circular objects
Activity Follow-up Worksheet–
- Lab sheet helps students organize information
- Once the activity is complete, students will complete questions to tie all of the information together.
“Create a Comic” Final Project–
- Students apply what they have learned to create their own comics about Pi
- Create a class comic book or display them in the hall
- Two different rubrics differentiated for your variety of learners.
Lesson Plan Template–
- A detailed lesson plan mapping out how you can extend this lesson to a week or more.
- Includes tips and instructions.
- Answers to the guided notes and follow-up questions
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