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Grade 8

Rational numbers, circles and triangles

Module 13

The characteristics of a circle

Activity 1

Discovering the characteristics of a circle

[lo 3.1, 4.2.1, 3.4]

  1. Try to copy the following design, using a pair of compasses only:

2. Draw a circle of any size. Refer to a textbook or any other source of information to help you indicate the following on the circle:

2.1 Centre: T

2.2 Diameter (Name it PQ .)

2.3 Radius: TS

2.4 Any arc: FG

2.5 Sector: PTW (shade this portion.)

2.6 Chord: KL

2.7 Use a coloured pencil to indicate where you would determine the circumference of the circle.

3. Refer to your sketch to answer the following questions:

3.1 What is characteristic of TW , PT , TS and TQ ?

3.2 Measure P T ˆ W size 12{P { hat {T}}W} {} .

3.3 What is the size of P T ˆ Q size 12{P { hat {T}}Q} {} ?

3.4 What do we call this type of angle?

4. Construct the following with the help of a pair of compasses:

4.1 a circle with a diameter measuring 4 cm

4.2 a circle with a radius of 1,5 cm

5. How would you go about constructing a circle of 4 m?

  • Plan:

Activity 2

Discovering the circumference of a circle and dealing with related problems

[lo 4.2.2, 4.3.1, 4.3.2, 4.3.3, 4.4, 4.5.1]

1. Make use of about four bottles / cups of different sizes. Use a length of string and measure the diameter of each of the bottles to complete the following table:

circumference (O) diameter (m/d) O ÷ m/d
Bottle 1
Bottle 2
Bottle 3
Bottle 4
  • What is noticeable in the last column?

circumference ÷ diameter

1.2 What is the term used for the answer in the last column?

1.3 Name two values that can be used for π: ...................... or ......................

1.4 Which formula can therefore be used to calculate the circumference of any circle?

2. We could also deduce this formula from a circle by proceeding as follows:

2.1 Draw a circle with centre P and radius 25 mm on a sheet of paper.

2.2 Cut out the circle and place a mark anywhere on the edge of the cut circle.

2.3 Draw a line (use a ruler) across the remaining area of the sheet of paper. Roll the circle (cut out disk) on its edge along this line (place the mark on the edge of the circle at the beginning of the ruled line. Mark the spot where the rotation is completed on the line when the rolled circle has completed a full rotation.

2.4 Use your ruler to measure the marked distance.

  • Distance: ......................... mm

2.5 What term would we use to describe the distance that was measured in 2.4?

2.6 Use your calculator to calculate the following:

  • circumference ÷ diameter = ..................... ÷ ..................... = ........................

2.7 What term do we use to describe the answer that you have obtained?

3. What do we actually mean when we say that the wheel of a bicycle has completed a full rotation?

4. Write the formula for calculating the circumference of a circle on the following line and answer the questions that follow:

  • Circumference = ..................................................

4.1 How would you calculate the radius of a circle when the circumference is provided?

  • Radius ( R ) = ..................................................

Questions & Answers

Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
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for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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