Resource Type: Content Supports
Grades: Grades 7–10
Professional Commentary: This?applet demonstrates?how the Greek mathematician, Archimedes, approximated the value of pi?by?inscribing?and circumscribing polygons about a circle. Student can use the slide bar at the bottom of the applet to increase the number?of sides, n, of inscribed and circumscribed polygons for two circles.?The first circle is a unit circle which has has an area of pi....