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MemberMarch 3, 2022 at 9:01 pm
I think when I was student-teaching I had a really good mentor teacher because she did this exact activity and it was my first time seeing it as an incoming educator, after years of being a math student and working with pi. It blew my mind because it actually makes the connection of where this came from in the first place (we didn’t just make it up out of thin air). I wonder what places in my 7/8 grade curriculum I can really dive into visual explorations (I’ve done it with completing the square but am curious where else it could help bolster that deep rich understanding). A takeaway is that I want to use more real-world pictures as visuals too and get that curiosity running!