Happy Pi Day! Celebrate with These Lessons and Activities!


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It’s almost Pi Day (I know some wish it were Pie Day but hey, you can always celebrate Pi with Pie! :)) This “holiday” is observed on March 14 because of the date’s representation as 3/14 in month/day date format. This representation adheres to the commonly used approximation of 3.14 for π. Here’s a fun video you can show to your children or class (who recognizes Winnie?? 🙂 ):

You can also share Pi Day with your students and children with these great activities:

Activities from TeachPi.org

Wonderful Collection of Activities and More from Exploratorium

Scholastic – 14 Fun Math and Geometry Activities to Celebrate the Most Useful Irrational Number

Plan a Pi Day Party – educationworld.com

Pie Problems FREEBIE – This FREE download contains 5 fun pie-themed word problems that require students to find circumference and area! Have your students practice critical thinking as well as circumference and area in the context of fun, Pi-Day themed problems!

Huge Collection of Resources from A to Z Teacher Stuff

Lots of Resources from Teacher Planet

Edible Centers (Grades 3-6) – $$ – This activity reviews circumference, radius, and diameter using a four center rotation. In each center the students are provided with round edible items to measure (and then eat). The file includes activity pages and center cards complete with instructions. ENJOY!

First Grade Lesson on Diameter and Circumference

Graphic Organizer Activity Poster Freebie

Make Bracelets to Represent Pi

Tons of Great Resources from the Home School Mom

Finally, a little Pi Day funny for you:

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