WebQuest
History and Applications of Pi
Process
Part I: Watch "The Infinitude of Pi" and answer the corresponding questions on your handout during the video.
Part II: Click through the slides about interesting facts of pi on livescience.com and answer the corresponding questions on your handout.
Part III: Read about applications of pi regarding circles on mathisfun.com, analyze the images provided, and answer the corresponding questions on your handout.
Part IV: Read the article "Brief History of Pi" about civilizations' contributions to discovering pi and answer the corresponding questions on your handout.
Part V: View the unit circle in the measure of radians on mathisfun.com, read information provided, and answer the corresponding questions on your handout.
Part VI: View the graphs of trigonometric functions on calculatorsoup.com and answer the corresponding questions on your handout.
Part VII: Read the article about other pi applications on curtiscenter.math.ucla.edu and answer the corresponding questions on your handout.
Attachments

Part 1: The Infinite Life of Pi (video)
Description: This video describes the infinitude of pi and follows some of the history leading up to the mathematical constant we know today.

Part 2: Surprising Facts about Pi
Description: Reminder to click through the slides to read about the different facts of pi.

Part 3: Application of Pi in Circles
Description: This website explains how pi is used in finding circumference of circles.

Part 4: History of Pi
Description: This article traces the history of pi through different civilizations.

Part 5: The Unit Circle
Description: Pi is a huge part of trigonometry, and this website will walk through the applications and the unit circle.

Part 6: Trigonometric Graphs
Description: This link provides images of trigonometric graphs.

Part 7: Applications of Pi
Description: This article details applications of pi in and outside of a mathematics classroom.
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