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Calculating Pi

# Calculating Pi

Schedule: This is a 1-hour class.

Format: Lecture with some class participation. We will learn concepts and practice them to attain the mastery we can in a short time. No grading; homework is optional.

Cost: \$20 per person for a group class of 4 or more students; \$80 for one-on-one tutoring.

Payment options: Payments can be made via PayPal, Venmo, Zelle, cash, or check.

Materials: Pencil, paper, and a graphing calculator like a TI-84, TI-89, HP Prime, or Casio is recommended. We’ll use free worksheets on the Internet for homework and supplements, if need be.

For more details or to schedule a class, contact Michael by email at michaelgold@goldams.com or by phone at 281-770-2276.

Class Description.

In this class, we will go through the steps of reasoning needed to calculate pi.

In the method we will use, we will use a sequence of polygons inscribed in a circle, right triangles, and the Pythagorean Theorem to have our fun.

Absolute prerequisites; must know algebra 1, including quadratics and roots of polynomials; you must know geometry, including circles, triangles, the Pythagorean Theorem, polygons, constructions, and proofs.

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–Paula L., parent, about the Outschool class “High School Geometry, Semester 1,” 2 Jan 2022

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