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Lesson 4

Finding the Circumference of a Circle

Elicit
Which among the following things seen in our surroundings that are circular in
shape can you easily measure their circumference? Why?
1. (illustrate circular opening of a pail)
2. (illustrate circular opening of a bottled water)
3. (illustrate edge of a hat)
4. (illustrate edge of a drum)
5. (illustrate edge of a clock)
Did you find answering of this exercise easy? Why?

Pause & Answer


How well do I know circumference of a circle?
How prepared am I to move further to this lesson?

Engage
Gino runs around the circular track and field. How many times must he
run to cover the 5 km? (illustrate a circular track and field with a diameter of
150m.)
How do we find the circumference of the field?

Pause & Answer


What do I want to know about the circumference of a circle?
What do I want to learn this?

Explore
Lets compute for the circumference of the circular track and field above.
Instead of getting the circumference using measuring tools, lets use the formula.
Circumference = d = 3.14 150 = 471 m
Do you now find computing the circumference of a circle easy?
Try

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Elaborate
Look around you. Identify those objects where you see the need to compute the
circumference of its circle. Then complete the table below.
Name of Objects Around that
Require Computing the
Diameter/Units
Circumference
Circumference of a Circle
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Explain
Below are the ideas you should have learned about this lesson. Can you explain each one
of them with one of your classmates? Check those you understood well and cross out
those where you need further explanation.
1. There are many things around us where the circumference of the circle is needed.
2. The formula for the circumference of a circle are C = d or C = 2r.
3. To find the circumference of the circle, we use the formula

Enrich
Search more information about the lesson to enrich what you have just learned.

1. The website below is an interactive manipulative to show the area of a circle.


http://www.mathopenref.com/circlearea.html
2. Surf the internet. Look for more information and exercises about the adding fractions and
mixed numbers that you have just learned. Provide the following information taken from
your source.
What information did you get?
Where did you get this information?
What exercises did you find? In what website did you get them?
What additional information did you learn?

Evaluate
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Test your KNOWLEDGE & UNDERSTANDING


Write True on the blank if the statement is correct, if not write a reason why it is incorrect.
______1. The Greek letter is fixed at a value of 3.1416. T
______2. The circumference of a circle can be described as the distance around a circular object.
______3. To get the circumference of a circle, multiply the radius by the value of . F
______4. The circumference of a circle whose radius is 6 meters is bigger than the circumference
of a circle whose diameter is 3 meters. F
______5. The circumference of a circle whose radius is 10 cm is smaller than the circumference
of another circle whose diameter is 20 cm. F
Show your SKILLS, PRODUCT or PERFORMANCE
Use a string and a ruler to measure the circumference and diameter of any five objects.
Prove that when the circumference is divided by the diameter that value will still be the same.
Object Chosen
Diameter (cm)
Circumference (cm)

Pause & Answer


Are you happy with the result of your evaluation? Why?
What concepts are clear to you?
What concepts are still not clear to you?

Expand
Using a compass and a ruler, draw the circles with the given length of diameter. Use
first the formula to compute for the circumference of the circle. Round the length of the diameter
to the nearest centimeters.
1. 7 cm
2. 6 cm
3. 8 cm

4. 10 cm
5. 15 cm

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Reflect
In your notebook, write your reflection of your lesson using the following questions as
your guide.
What
parts of
the
lesson do I like
the most? Why?

What parts
of the
lesson do I
like the least?
Why?

What is the
most
challenging
part in this
lesson? Why?

In what
situation/s
do I find
this lesson most
useful?

What is
the most
desirable
value or attitude
that I have
developed in this
lesson?

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