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5th period Circles by Jenny, Nick, and Katherine
Cirlces Definition for Math - a plane figure bounded by a single curved line, every point of which is equally distant from the point at the center of the figure. Here are some examples of when we see circles are: wheels, the surface of coins, buttons, CDs, soda bottle caps. Sme examples of when we use a circle is for wheels on a bike, wheels on a car, the odometer of a car, the circumfrance of a circular tire, a basketball, a soccer ball, a baseball, a, tire, an eye, ect.

Below there is link to a brain pop video on circles :) before watching this video please log in to the GACS account for brain pop and then go back and click the link or you can sign in and search for circles and this video should come up.
http://www.brainpop.com/math/geometryandmeasurement/circles/
‚ÄčHere are two more videos from youtube about circles http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbUPyUi5YtM
For this video please skip to 0:39 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0dlK16I60k&feature=related

Also, here are some activities you can try. The first activity is to prove that every point in a circle is the same distance from the point to the center. The second activity all you have to do is avoid the blue circles and get to the other side. Enjoy!

http://www.mathopenref.com/circle.html
http://www.addictinggames.com/theworldshardestgame.html
http://www.kongregate.com/games/triqui/circle-chain

http://www.kongregate.com/games/Dobbison/the-circle-game



More on Circles
A circle consist of many things including the diameter, radius, and the circumfrance. The diameter is the the length of a straight line through the center of an object from one side to another. The radius is the length of a line segment between the center and circumference of a circle or sphere. The circumference is like the rim around a circle. For example the rim around a drum is its circumfrance.
Circles are simple closed curves which divide the plane into two regions, an interior and an exterior.
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Sources:
Google Images
Google
BrainPop
Youtube
Addicting games
Kongregate
math open ref
Math Book


A link to formulas for Circles
http://math2.org/math/geometry/circles.htm

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