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Reading $\pi$: Helping children move from symbol to meaning

Emma Winkel*, Pacific University
Talk Abstract: 
Students currently learn of $\pi$ in a formulaic context; as a value needed for the effective calculation of the circumference or area of a circle. In this talk, we present an activity that uses manipulatives to help middle grade students develop an understanding of the geometrical meaning of $\pi$.
Talk Subject: 
Mathematics Education
Talk Type: 
Oral Presentation
Time Slot: 
Saturday, April 2, 2016 - 14:45
Room Number: 
STAG 263