Pi Day 2014

This year’s pi day celebration was awesome! Students really enjoyed celebrating, especially since it was the last day of school before Spring break.  We started our class watching this video, talked a little bit about the history of pi, and then we had the “pi recitation” contest. (see video below) This year, I was astounded at how many students got “into it!” The winner, a 6th grader, recited pi to the 82nd place! The 2nd place student made it to the 61st place and the 3rd place student recited to the 42nd place. Pretty amazing!! We then went on this scavenger hunt. When students returned to class, we calculated the ratio of the circumference to the diameter of each of the circles they measured and most got “a little more than 3!” We ended with eating PIE for dessert. We had a blast!

 

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