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How long is a piece of string?

Posted on: 03 Dec 2014 by Weston Green School | Category: Key Stage 2, Year 5

How long is a piece of string?

Year 5 were excited to embark on a new maths topic last week - Geometry. In addition to learning the names of various parts of a circle, they used some damp string to measure the circumference of circles. This proved quite tricky but interesting as the children discovered that the circumference was just over three times the length of the diameter.


Tom T was quick to point out that was another much more accurate and mathematical way of calculating the circumference, and enjoyed telling the class about Pi.  

Further challenges were provided by the use of compasses to draw a circle. After some frustrating attempts many of the children went home and bought their own equipment and then quickly became much more proficient at drawing circles. As Mrs Hawkins told them, practice makes perfect!

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