Parts of a Circle Resource (Free Download)

Suitable for Year groups: 6, 7, 8

Parts of a Circle resource description

This resource is ideal for displaying on a white board, printing as a display poster or for students’ books. The image shows a labelled circle. Labels included are: tangent, diameter, chord, radius, circumference and centre.

Parts of a Circle

This resource provides a visual guide to the key parts of a circle, essential for understanding geometry and solving circle problems.


Why are circle parts important?

Understanding circle parts is foundational for:

  • Geometry: Describing circles, their properties, and solving problems.
  • Design: Creating circular shapes in products, art, and architecture.
  • Maths: Calculations involving circumference, area, angles, etc.


How can this resource help?

This resource supports learning about circles through:

  • Clear labels: Identifies radius, diameter, circumference, etc.
  • Visual diagram: Illustrates each part clearly on a circle.
  • Simple definitions: Provides easy-to-understand explanations.
  • Free PDF download: Offers an easily accessible reference tool.


Benefits for learners:

  • Improves shape vocabulary and understanding of circles.
  • Supports problem-solving involving circle geometry.
  • Builds a foundation for advanced geometry and trigonometry.

This resource is perfect for teachers introducing circles or providing a review.  It's also a valuable revision tool for learners or a helpful guide for parents supporting their children's maths learning.



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