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This video from NOVA (5 min.) explores intriguing appearances of pi and the Fibonacci sequence outside of mathematics. The link includes discussion questions and activities for students to complete after watching the video.
This web application explores the music of pi by enabling students to play pi as a musical sequence. Simply pick ten notes, which are then assigned to integers, and then listen to what pi sounds like. Adobe Flash player is required. Shared by Avoision, a blog about telling stories through technology.
Practice with formulas for the volume of prisms, spheres, cones, cylinders, and pyramids in this interactive. In the accompanying classroom activity, students use the interactive and then do a hands-on activity in which they estimate and calculate the volume in cubic inches of a variety of geometric objects.
To get the most from this lesson, students should have had exposure to volume formulas for most or all of the following: prisms (rectangular and other), spheres, cones, cylinders, and pyramids. They should also have experience calculating the area of a circle. Shared by PBS Learning Media.
In this interactive game, learners explore how to calculate diameter, radius and circumference. It also introduces the concept of pi and its relationship to circle area and circumference. Activity segments include the mini-game Find Tuffy, a video about "pi" and "pie", and quiz-show questions to help students self-gauge understanding of each concept. Shared by PBS Learning Media.