Pi Day

π Day (Pi Day) is upon us soon (on 3/14 or March 14). If you'd like to prepare for it and have some activities for your children/students, check these resources.

If your students don't yet know what Pi is, start with the basics: it is very fitting to explain what pi is on Pi Day.

Here's a Pi webquest for older students who can search the Internet and encyclopedias on their own.

BrainPop has a movie about Pi.

Remember also that 22/7 is a great fractional approximation to Pi. This means that if 7 pepperonis nicely fit in the diameter of a pizza, then 22 nicely fit to go around.

diameter of a pizza with 7 pepperonis circumference of a pizza with 22 pepperonis

Find where your birthday is in Pi - e.g. if your birthday is March 14, 1971, find where in Pi's digits is the sequence 31471. (Mine wasn't anywhere in the digits it searched.)

Then you can read Pi limericks.

Lastly, here's one pi poster for your Pi Day. Hopefully that fills your "appetite" for "pi"!


Dana Leeds said…
Thanks for the ideas!
Unknown said…
This is simply amazing! As a teacher of computing, it never occurred to me that PI can be so much fun for kids!


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