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Who invented the round table?

Sir Cumference


Circumference of a circle just means the distance around the circle.  Sometimes it is also called the perimeter of the circle.

There are  a few other things you need to know.



The diameter is the line that cuts through the centre of the circle.


The radius comes from the centre of the circle to the edge and is half the diameter.



No not that pie this one.

You will need to learn the value for this..sorry. Did you know pi is infinite, some people can quote it to hundreds of decimal places.

I don't suppose they have Netflix.  Lucky for you that you only need to use it to 3 decimal places which is 3.142


Finally you need the formula for finding the circumference of a circle

circumference of a circle  = Pi x diameter  or C = pi x d

A great way to remember it is Cherry Pies are delicious

Building a tool box is useful.  Builders have them so do mathematicians as we are building our knowledge.

Our tool box contains definitions for Circumference, Perimeter, Diameter, Radius, Pi and the Formula. Looking good.

Lets get started

Calculate the circumference of this circle.

 Pi x diameter

3.142 x 14 = 43.988 cm  (42.99cm to 2 decimal places)

You will be asked to round to decimal places or significant figures.

 WarningYou may get a question that gives you the radius.

Remember  the radius is only half of the diameter so double it first.

Calculate the circumference of a circle with a radius of 3 cm.

3 + 3 = 6 cm diameter

Now apply the formula Pi x diameter. 3.142 x 6 = 18.852  (18.9 to 3 significant figures)

Before you start the activities it is useful to know something.


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