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It makes me realize how important it is for teachers to find the right visuals for the problems they put in front of students. Struggling students will be supported by these visuals and have something to refer back to when they see a problem dealing with circumference of a circle. The three different colored tile to represent the whole number of pi and the fourth color to show it is slightly larger than three diameters is something that will stick students because that visual speaks for itself once students understand the representation. This activity is so much more powerful with the visual than just telling students the formula for the circumference of a circle. There will be nothing for students to memorize because they will have that visual representation in their mind!