It’s Pi Day!Cherilyn Ashley
Pi Day is a holiday which is celebrated on March 14th every year. This day was created to celebrate the mathematical constant P. Pi is an irrational number that represents the ratio of every circle circumference to its diameter. Pi falls on 3/14 because the approximate value of pie is 3.14. Since 1988, mathematicians and educators in large-scale have celebrated all things Pi. In 2009 the United States House of Representatives passed a resolution recognizing March 14th as National Pi Day. Join Tutoring Excellence in celebrating Pi Day!
Here are some fun activities one can do to celebrate this day:
- Make a Pi Day paper chain.
To create a Pi Day chain, loop construction paper using different colors for each of the 10 digits. Each colored chain link represents a decimal place or a digit. Since Pi goes on forever, a paper chain can be constructed to the length one desires.
- Divide it up.
Go have a pizza and a pie for lunch or dinner. Bring with you a measuring tape. Measure the diameter and circumference of the pizza and pie. Then, cut the pieces of the pie into slices. Utilize the slices to reinforce a student’s knowledge of fractions. What is the measurement of each slice to the circumference? Just think, one gets pizza and pie out of this lesson!
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