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How To Read Area of a Circle Formula

Reading Formulas can make or break how a student comprehends their formula when alone - outside the presence of the teacher, instructor, tutor, or parent.

Formula for Area of Circle:  A = π * r^2

Ineffective ways to read the area of a circle formula are as follows:

Area is π times the radius squared.
Area is π times the radius of the circle squared.
Area of a circle is π times the radius squared.
A equals π times r squared.

>>>> Why are these ways NOT effective ways to read this formula? <<<<<
1.       Students will recall and repeat what they hear their educators say.

2.       If students recall letters (A) versus words (Area of a Circle) they will not realize the connection with word problems.

3.       Half way reading the formula (radius versus radius of a circle) creates empty pockets or disconnects in student thinking.

4.       Train students to read formulas in a way that improves recall and applications (i.e. for word problems)

***This minor adjustment will produce significant results and has application across different disciplines that use formulas!!!!! 

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How would you suggest reading that formula instead, in order to maximize student understanding and easy application to word problems?
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