PI DAY – UPDATED 3/14 TO ADD MORE RESOURCES!
It’s almost Pi Day (I know some wish it were Pie Day but hey, you can always celebrate Pi with Pie! :)) First, it is fun to note that this “holiday” is observed on March 14 because of the date’s representation as 3/14 in month/day date format. Moreover, 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 celebrate Pi Day with your students and children with these great activities:
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
Pi Day Pie Problems FREEBIE – This FREE download contains 5 fun pie-themed word problems that require students to find circumference and area! In order to have your students practice critical thinking as well as circumference and area in the context of fun, there are also 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) – $$ – Further, this activity reviews circumference, radius, and diameter using a four center rotation. Specifically, in each center the students are provided with round edible items to measure (and then eat). Moreover, 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