Students will be able to identify the center of a circle and the diameter.

Materials

Drawing paper

Pencils

Colored pencils or markers

Circle templates or actual circles cut from drawing paper

Warm-up

Show the students a circle template or an actual circle cut from drawing paper. Ask them to identify the center of the circle.

Direct Instruction

Introduce the concept of a circle as a shape with no end points.

Show the students how to find the center of a circle using a compass. Ask them to observe how the compass needle points to the center of the circle.

Explain that the distance across the circle is called the diameter. Ask the students to visualize a straight line connecting the two end points of the circle. This line is the diameter of the circle.

Guided Practice

Have the students work in pairs to draw a circle using a compass.

Have them find the center of the circle and measure the diameter.

Independent Practice

Have the students create a project that demonstrates their understanding of the concept of the circle. This could be a poster, a presentation, or a model.

Closure

Review the main points of the lesson.

Ask the students to share what they learned about circles.

Encourage them to apply their knowledge to other projects and challenges.

Assessment

Observe the students during the guided practice to assess their understanding of the lesson.

Collect the students' drawings and evaluate them based on their accuracy and completeness.

Ask a few students to explain their drawings and demonstrate their knowledge of the topic.

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