MA.7.GR.1.4

Explore and apply a formula to find the area of a circle to solve mathematical and real-world problems.

Examples

If a 12-inch pizza is cut into 6 equal slices and Mikel ate 2 slices, how many square inches of pizza did he eat?

Clarifications

Clarification 1: Instruction focuses on the connection between formulas for the area of a rectangle and the area of a circle.

Clarification 2: Problem types include finding areas of fractional parts of a circle.

Clarification 3: Solutions may be represented in terms of pi (π) or approximately.

General Information
Subject Area: Mathematics (B.E.S.T.)
Grade: 7
Strand: Geometric Reasoning
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
1205040: M/J Grade 7 Mathematics (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
1205050: M/J Accelerated Mathematics Grade 7 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2020, 2020 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
1204000: M/J Foundational Skills in Mathematics 6-8 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
7812020: Access M/J Grade 7 Mathematics (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2019, 2019 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
MA.7.GR.1.AP.4: Apply a given formula to find the area of a circle to solve mathematical problems.

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Formative Assessments

Circle Area Formula:

Students are asked to write the formula for the area of a circle, explain what each symbol represents, and label the radius on a diagram.

Type: Formative Assessment

Center Circle Area:

Students are asked to solve a problem involving the area of a circle.

Type: Formative Assessment

Broken Circles:

Students are asked to complete and explain an informal derivation of the relationship between the circumference and area of a circle.

Type: Formative Assessment

Original Student Tutorials

Pizza Pi: Area:

Explore how to calculate the area of circles in terms of pi and with pi approximations in this interactive tutorial. You will also experience irregular area situations that require the use of the area of a circle formula.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Swimming in Circles:

Learn to solve problems involving the circumference and area of circle-shaped pools in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Perspectives Video: Professional/Enthusiasts

Pizza Pi: Area, Circumference & Unit Rate:

How many times larger is the area of a large pizza compared to a small pizza?  Which pizza is the better deal? Michael McKinnon of Gaines Street Pies talks about how the area, circumference and price per square inch is different depending on the size of the pizza.  

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Type: Perspectives Video: Professional/Enthusiast

Using Geometry for Interior Design and Architecture:

An architect discusses how he uses circumference and area calculations to accurately create designs and plans.

Type: Perspectives Video: Professional/Enthusiast

Tutorials

Impact of a Radius Change on the Area of a Circle:

This video shows how the area and circumference relate to each other and how changing the radius of a circle affects the area and circumference.

 

Type: Tutorial

Area of a Circle:

In this video, watch as we find the area of a circle when given the diameter.

Type: Tutorial

MFAS Formative Assessments

Broken Circles:

Students are asked to complete and explain an informal derivation of the relationship between the circumference and area of a circle.

Center Circle Area:

Students are asked to solve a problem involving the area of a circle.

Circle Area Formula:

Students are asked to write the formula for the area of a circle, explain what each symbol represents, and label the radius on a diagram.

Original Student Tutorials Mathematics - Grades 6-8

Pizza Pi: Area:

Explore how to calculate the area of circles in terms of pi and with pi approximations in this interactive tutorial. You will also experience irregular area situations that require the use of the area of a circle formula.

Swimming in Circles:

Learn to solve problems involving the circumference and area of circle-shaped pools in this interactive tutorial.

Student Resources

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Original Student Tutorials

Pizza Pi: Area:

Explore how to calculate the area of circles in terms of pi and with pi approximations in this interactive tutorial. You will also experience irregular area situations that require the use of the area of a circle formula.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Swimming in Circles:

Learn to solve problems involving the circumference and area of circle-shaped pools in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Tutorials

Impact of a Radius Change on the Area of a Circle:

This video shows how the area and circumference relate to each other and how changing the radius of a circle affects the area and circumference.

 

Type: Tutorial

Area of a Circle:

In this video, watch as we find the area of a circle when given the diameter.

Type: Tutorial

Parent Resources

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