Circle Geometry Approached Step by Step

Circle geometry can do one of two things to a child.  Excite them (if they understand it) or terrify them because they have to use one of their first unusual numbers - Pi.  Hopefully, by the time you have completed this section your child will not fear Pi, but embrace it's power, and love a little more complicated geometry!

To fully grasp the concepts of circle geometry, your child should have a strong understanding of what area and perimeter are. If this is the case, the first step to understanding the circle is to be able to label and KNOW what each part of the circle is.  If you have any problems remembering the definitions of these terms, feel free to pop over to the online geometry dictionary section, where you can access all the information you need.

Your student must know how to define ....

• Circumference/Perimeter
• Center Point
• Diameter
• Chord
• Segment
• Sector
• Arc

When your child is comfortable labeling the circle, and knowing what each part is, then it is time to whip out some of our trusty printable math worksheets!  Practice makes perfect

Get free printable geometry worksheets and have your child practice, practice, practice!

Step 2: Understand the Digits of Pi

It's now time to move on to Step 2: Understanding the Digits of Pi, which we deal with in an independent section.

Move from this information on Circle Geometry to K6-Geometric-Shapes home page to explore more.