Saturday, March 12, 2016

A Slice of Pi!

Pi Day is March 14, for all you math fanatics!
 It’s when people around the world celebrate this mathematical symbol. 

Pi represents a constant, which is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter—approximately 3.14159.  Pi is helpful when solving geometry problems that involve circles like finding the area of a circle or the circumference of a circle.

Why not do some related activities to celebrate Pi Day? 
You and your students can host your own Pi Day party. Have pi-related foods such as fruit pies and pizza pies. You can also tell students to come to Pi Day with a few math questions and everyone can try to solve them using pi. The questions should be geometry related.  Another fun activity is seeing who can memorize as many digits in pi as possible then reciting them to the party or seeing how many digits you can write. In gym classes, or during recess, students can collectively run or walk 3.14 miles!  In your teacher lounge, teachers can bring in assorted pies and enjoy the sweet treats all day long.
If you are looking for a fun, minimal prep activity for Pi Day, click on the link below. 

Have fun eating some yummy pie!