Type:

Lesson Plan

Description:

Students find the area of an annulus and find that the result is unexpectedly intuitive.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General
  • Mathematics > Calculus
  • Mathematics > Estimation
  • Mathematics > Geometry
  • Mathematics > Graphing
  • Mathematics > Problem Solving
  • Mathematics > Trigonometry

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Higher Education
  • Graduate
  • Undergraduate-Upper Division
  • Undergraduate-Lower Division

Keywords:

target calculus annulus geometry area

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

Collections:

Calculus
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Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2009-07-25.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This is a satisfying lesson on the relative size of an annulus. Students who already understand the relationship of area to linear dimension will be surprised by the intuitive result. Students derive the analytic result along the way.

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