Is a circle regular or irregular? – A question from Eleanor

A heated debate took place during maths this morning when Eleanor stated that she believed a circle not to be an equilateral 2d shape.

She (along with William and Jamie) suggested that it MUST be irregular as it has no other side or angle to compare to, therefore nothing else to regulate it against.

However, Seb retorted with the notion that as it has no other side or angle to compare to, it MUST be regular, therefore equilateral!

THEN, Harry chipped in with the question, “If a circle is irregular, what’s an oval?”

Mitchell then piped up and boldly challenged both Eleanor and William by saying, “I disagree with William and Eleanor because it’s not just one side, it’s continuous.”

Mrs Guerin then started talking about what it is to be a polygon and Mr Wainwright’s head nearly exploded!

How profound. How inspiring.

Thank you children 🙂

One thought on “Is a circle regular or irregular? – A question from Eleanor

  1. Wow, what a conversation! Did the class come up with an answer to the circle question? What a class of clever, inspiring children you have.

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