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MemberNovember 11, 2022 at 1:17 pm
Although I do like this visual representation and believe that representing concepts visually is a great strategy, I am confused by this example. My assumption is that one of the concepts this problem is trying to show is the ratio between the diameter compared to the circumference which is pi. The place I am confused about is where the camera freezes on the curved section of the circle. Did you choose to capture that specific part of that curve because you knew it was equal to the diameter? If you pulled the camera in or out, it would not have been so obvious but I guess you could have figured it out. If finding pi was the purpose in a visual way, I would think of giving students their own circle with some string and have them figure this out in a more hands on way.
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