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Celebrate Pi Day in Your Class

Posted by on March 14, 2017

I posted this last year, but it’s still valid. One addition: new activities down toward the bottom of the post.

Pi Day is an annual celebration commemorating the mathematical constant π (pi). Pi Day is observed on March 14 since 3, 1, and 4 are the three most significant digits of π in the decimal form. Daniel Tammet, a high-functioning autistic savant, holds the European record for reciting pi from memory to 22,514 digits in five hours and nine minutes.

If you’d like to find out more about Daniel Tammet, click for my review of him.

This is the most popular cartoon about Pi Day, so I had to share it:

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An aside: I was trying to track this image back to give proper credit. Wow was that difficult! I dragged the image, dropped it into Images.google.com and then Tineye.com. Click the image to see my 25 billion+ results.

Activities 

  1. Find your Pi Day--where is your birthday in the endless numbers of Pi? Created by Wolfram
  2. Music created with Pi — addictive song
  3. Pi Day WebQuest

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Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, CSG Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, CAEP reviewer, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, and a weekly contributor to TeachHUB. You can find her resources at Structured Learning. Read Jacqui’s debut tech thriller, To Hunt a Sub.

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