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Pompeii Stadium

The Pompeii stadium was used to host many ancient Olympic events. We will be exploring how we can use specific angle measures to create our own Olympic stadiums. Warm-up (just like you would do in an Olympic event!) The real Pompeii Stadium is technically an oval, what is the difference between a circle and an oval? Do you remember what an angle is? Can you create a triangle and explain to a younger student how we can add the angle measures to get to a certain value?

**Get into your collaborative groups! Please answer the following together as a team and be sure to write neatly, I will be collecting a random worksheet to represent your entire groups understanding. 1. A central angle of a circle is created by two line segments that meet in the center of a circle and end on the edge of the circle (as seen below). Create your own circle with a different central angle and dont forget to label your points.

2. How would this angle be used in constructing a stadium?

3. A circumscribed angle is created with two side lengths who meet outside of the circle and are tangent to the circle (as seen below). Angle R is a circumscribed angle to the circle O. Create your own circumscribed angle on your own circle, and label the points.

4. How would this angle be used in constructing a stadium?

5. An inscribed angle is created by two chords of a circle sharing an endpoint on the circle (as seen below). You can think of this as an angle inside of the circle. Create your own inscribed angle on your own circle, and please label your points.

6. How would this angle be used in constructing a stadium?

It is now time to create your own stadium. Grab a poster board and get started! Please follow the directions below. list out the dimensions of your stadium include one circumscribed angle, one central angle, and one inscribed angle with measures o these three angles must have accompanying explanation of how they are related to either: constructing the stadium or how an athlete moves within/outside the stadium Name your stadium (do not be afraid to get creative!)

**Due by Friday, you may have to complete it at home

Lesson Plan for Pompeii Stadium


Unit: Circles Grade: 10th Grade Geometry Objective: Students will be able to describe an inscribed, circumscribed, and central angle of a circle. Standard: CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSG.C.A.2 Identify and describe relationships among inscribed angles, radii,
and chords. Include the relationship between central, inscribed, and circumscribed angles; inscribed angles on a diameter are right angles; the radius of a circle is perpendicular to the tangent where the radius intersects the circle.

Anticipatory Set: Students will engage in a warm-up activity that will ask them to construct a triangle with any type of angle measure. Write a short letter to a younger student about how your angles can add up to equal a specific value. This will gauge students prior knowledge about angles. Tasks: 1. Students will complete the warm-up individually, then discuss the answers as a class 2. Students will receive the handout, Pompeii Stadium and go directly into their collaborative groups 3. Collaborative groups will work together for the rest of the class period 4. A random group members sheet will be asked to turn-in for credit for entire group 5. The last five minutes will be devoted to reflecting on todays lessons and addressing any misconceptions Assessment Strategies: the warm-up activity will be a way for me to see what students already know about angles while students work in groups I will be circulating the classroom checking for understanding by asking open-ended questions to each group the final reflection will take place, this will allow me to finalize my ideas about what will come next for my students and this unit Closure: To end the lesson I will ask, What was one piece for you that was new today? Where do we see angles in the real-world?