In this lesson, students explore the mathematics of architecture by investigating the unusual shapes of some of the rooms in the White House, such as the Blue Room's elliptical shape. They use a graph to plot, draw and determine the equation of an ellipse.
The purpose of this task is for students to practice using the equation of the circle in different ways. In each case, they must draw inferences from the information given and use the information to find the equation of the circle or to justify conclusions about the circle. They will use the distance formula to find the measure of the radius and the midpoint formula to find the center of a circle.
This purpose of this task is for students to connect their geometric understanding of circles as the set of all points equidistant from a center to the equation of a circle. In the task, students construct a circle using right triangles with a radius of 6 inches. This construction is intended to focus students on the Pythagorean Theorem and to use it to generate the equation of a circle centered at the origin. After constructing a circle at the origin, students are asked to use their knowledge of translations to consider how the equation would change if the center of the circle is translated.
This lesson unit is intended to help teachers assess how well students are able to: translate between the equations of circles and their geometric features; and sketch a circle from its equation.
Students will discover the equation of circles of the form (x â€“ h)^2+ (y â€“ k)^2= r^2, where (h, k) is the center of the circle and r is the radius of the circle.
Students write the equation for a circle in center-radius form, (x - a)2 (y - b)2 = r2 using the Pythagorean theorem or the distance formula.
Students write the equation of a circle given the center and radius. Students identify the center and radius of a circle given the equation.
The purpose of this task is to solidify understanding of the equation of the circle. The task begins with sketching circles and writing their equations. Students are challenged to reverse the process to find the center of the circle.
This lesson unit is intended to help you assess how well students are able to: Use the Pythagorean theorem to derive the equation of a circle.
Translate between the geometric features of circles and their equations.
Objectives • Students will develop the equation for a circle centered at (0, 0) from the Pythagorean Theorem.• Students will write equations of circles given a radius and center at (0, 0)• Students will solve equations of circles for y in terms of x.Vocabulary: • Radius • Center • Pythagorean TheoremAbout the Lesson • In this activity students will explore the creation of a circle skirt• Students will need familiarity with Pythagorean Theorem.• Students will need to be able to solve equations involving squares and square roots.