Working Out The Area Of A Circle – Danny Vu

When we did the investigation of a circle. We had to found out the area of a circle.

I found out that R x R x Pi = Area of a circle because whenever there is a circle, there must be pi. Also, we had to see if the formula was right. so we had to count the squares and the left-overs. When I did it, the formula was right!

Maths- investigating the area of circles

Students realised that by squaring the circle’s radius, the resulting square ‘fits’ in the circle less than 4 times. Which number that we have been working with is somewhere less than 4 times? Well Pi of course or 3.14. From here students deduced that the formula for working out the area of the circle itself is the raduis x radius x pi…or pi.r(squared). In deriving the formula themselves students understand the area of a circle much deeper and can now try an estimating strategy to see if they get around the same answer!

STEM- engineering using maths skills.

Students are really flourishing now with making something that uses circles in some way. They used their understanding of the parts of the circle and pi. Here are some pics of them at work….

This afternoon 6/7 HM and ND had their first session to learn a group dance for our graduation night.  We were very proud of the students efforts this afternoon and it was great to see everyone get involved.  We can’t wait to share this with you all in a few weeks!

Parenting Positive Education Workshop

Do you find the minutes in the day go too quickly and you simply don’t have enough time for yourself? Well join us for a morning of fun and engaging hands on activities that allow you time to think about strategies to appreciate the positive aspects in your life. We will be guided by information and activities from Positive Education and discuss the type of language and activities used by staff and students at Holy Family. Some activities and topics covered will include:

• Having gratitude for everyday events
• Being mindful and present
• Taking care of yourself
• Looking for positive specks of gold (even in the most challenging of days!)
• Growth and fixed mindset
• Notion of flow and flourish
• Recognising Character Strengths in yourself and those around you

This exciting Holy Family workshop will help you in communicating with your child and most importantly give you the time you deserve to think about yourself and your relationships.

Time: 9am – 11:30am (including complimentary breakfast and morning tea)
Date: Wednesday Week 5 (14thNovember)