Lesson Plan: Giving Them Wings: Middle School Math Lessons in Aviation

Aviation themes excite students and help them become engaged in basic topics that are part of the focal points of the 7th Grade Math Common Core.  This lesson uses the geometry of the circle and an Aviation compass to teach fractions, decimals and percentages.

The students will become more fluent in converting fractions into decimals and percent by using the degrees of a circle as fractions and converting them to decimals and percent. Students will know how the area formula of a circle is derived by cutting pieces of a circle and making a quadrilateral. Students will determine the circumference and area of a circle as well as portions of the circle.

Author: Mary Ella Jackson

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