2. Why does the author, Margaret Tent, state that simply having students memorize the area and circumference formulas of circles was an unsatisfactory practice for her students?         Her students were not learning the concept and were getting frustrated at the difficult the idea was to memorize. 

B. List one activity that can be used to help students learn about π.
Tent has her class go on a tour of the school and measure multiple circles as they go. I think this is awesome because you really don't know just how many circles are in the outside world until you're asked to find and meausre them. 

C.  List (at least) two historical facts about π.
-Periin is Greek for around, and pi was first derived from the distance around a circle.  
-William Jones, an Englishman, was probably the first to use the pi symbol in 1675
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