# Circles

**Strand:** Shape and Space (Measurement)

**Outcome:** 1

## Curriculum Focus

This sample targets the following changes in the curriculum:

- The General Outcome focuses on using direct or indirect measurement to solve problems, whereas the previous mathematics curriculum focused on solving problems involving the properties of circles and their connections with angles.
- The Specific Outcome is very similar to the previous mathematics curriculum, but also includes the construction of circles, the sum of the central angles of a circle and specific reference to pi.

**Circles** addresses the following outcomes from the *Program of Studies:*

## What is a Planning Guide?

**Planning Guides** are a tool for teachers to use in designing instruction and assessment that focuses on developing and deepening students' understanding of mathematical concepts. This tool is based on the process outlined in *Understanding by Design*, by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe.

The following steps will help you through the Planning Guide:

See Bibliography for reference information.