3 Act Math Tasks

Organized by the Common Core States Standard (CCSS) Initiative


Grade 7

7.G.4

Overall Expectation Description:

7.G.4 – Grade 7 – Geometry

Solve real-life and mathematical problems involving angle measure, area, surface area, and volume.
 
Know the formulas for the area and circumference of a circle and use them to solve problems; give an informal derivation of the relationship between the circumference and area of a circle.


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