March 14th is called Pi Day and schools around the world celebrate it by teaching students more about 3.14 on 3/14. Paul Jensen’s blog post is a great place to start accessing some great resources for your classroom. Below are some of my ideas to engage students this Thursday.
- Brainstorm how 3.14(Pi) relates to things around the room, school, and world.
- Albert Einstein’s birthday is March 14th, research how he used Pi.
- Make a paper chain link and use a different color for each represented number. Hang around school or classroom.
- Have a contest who can memorize the most digits.
- Search the internet to find what historical events happened on March 14th.
- Make a pie, measure circumference/area, and eat it too!
Pi is the most recognized mathematical constant in the world. Scholars often consider Pi the most important and intriguing number in all of mathematics.