Help your students prepare for their Maths GCSE with this free parts of a circle worksheet of 33 questions and answers
Being able to identify and name the different parts of a circle is a crucial skill to apply to other geometry topics, for example being able to identify the radius of a circle to then be able to find the area of a circle, or identifying the diameter of a circle to be able to find the circumference. Students should be able to identify and name the following part of a circle: centre, radius, diameter, circumference, arc, area, chord, tangent, sector and segment.
The chord of a circle is a straight line segment that connects two points on the circumference of a circle. The longest chord in a circle is the diameter of the circle. The radius of a circle is a straight line segment that connects the centre of the circle to a point on the circumference. The radius is half of the length of the diameter.
A secant is a straight line that goes through the circle at two points – unlike a chord, its endpoints are not on the circumference of the circle. Students don’t need to know this definition for GCSE.
Students need to be able to work flexibly with the correct metric units and decimals, as they will sometimes be asked to measure from a diagram – for example, measure the length of the diameter to the nearest mm.
Looking forward, students can then progress to additional circles, sectors and arcs worksheets and other geometry worksheets, for example an angles in polygons worksheet or area and circumference of a circle worksheet.
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