Pi Day

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.

  1. Brainstorm how 3.14(Pi) relates to things around the room, school, and world.
  2. Albert Einstein’s birthday is March 14th, research how he used Pi.
  3. Make a paper chain link and use a different color for each represented number.  Hang around school or classroom.
  4. Have a contest who can memorize the most digits.
  5. Search the internet to find what historical events happened on March 14th.
  6. 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.



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