Pi Day (3/14) always falls during our district’s Spring Break, so I try to celebrate it with my students the week before, if possible. After looking back at my Pi Day posts from past years, I see that I can add a few updates, so here are some of the ways we honored it in my classroom this year:
- We read Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi.
- The students (4th grade) did this Pi Day Breakout EDU Game by Kim Alvarado.
- We watched the following videos (sprinkled throughout the day): Mile of Pi, Calculating Pi with Pies, Life Hacks for Drawing Circles. H/T to @ByrdseedGifted for including the last one in one of his recent newsletters. You can check out some other Pi Day videos, including the Pie one, on Amy Borovoy’s recent Edutopia article.
- “Find Your Pi Day” is a site from Wolfram that lets you type in your birth date, and find out where that string of numbers first appears in Pi. My students got a kick out of seeing which classmate’s birthday was the highest.
Some other resources you may want to try that I haven’t mentioned before are:
- Take the Pi in the Sky Challenge from NASA
- Pi Products from ThinkGeek (sad the ice cube tray is out of stock!)
- Pi Day Card Game from @mathgeekmama
- Even more Pi Day activities from @mathgeekmama
The number of ways to celebrate the number seem to be almost as infinite as the number itself!