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Throwing Darts at a Circle

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This activity simulates throwing darts at a circle inside a square. This could either be used to illustrate properties of probability or to develop a relationship between the area of a circle and the area of the square in which it is inscribed.

Grade: 
Grade 7
Task Type: 
Technology
Big Idea: 
Grade 6: Data from the results of an experiment can be used to predict the theoretical probability of an event and to compare and interpret.
Grade 7: The constant ratio between the circumference and diameter of circles can be used to describe, measure, and compare spatial relationships.
Curricular Competency: 
Reasoning and analyzing: Use reasoning to explore and make connections
Reasoning and analyzing: Use technology to explore mathematics
Understanding and solving: Visualize to explore mathematical concepts
Communicating and representing: Represent mathematical ideas in concrete, pictorial, and symbolic forms

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