"Math is not done with paper, pencil, or a calculator; math is done with the brain."

Preview:

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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