Finding the Circumference of Circles with “Fortune Tellers”
I’m sure somewhere in your life you have seen “fortune tellers” whether you made them yourself, had to take them away from students in your class, or both. This activity is putting the students’ “fortune teller” making experience to use for educational purposes. There are two different “tellers”, one that has them find the circumference given the diameter and one that has them find the circumference given the radius.
Here is the link to the activity, and I will follow it with a pictorial of how to fold them. I’m sure most of your students will probably be able to fold them without help. lol!
Click on the line below for the download.
1. Cut out the square along the dark outside lines.
2. Place the square with the blank side up, and fold each corner into the center.
3. Flip the new square over so the flaps are resting on the table, and fold each corner into the center again.
4. Fold the new square in half, one way and then the other.
5. Put your fingers in each section and your ready to go!
6. Open up the flap to see the answer underneath.