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Pi Day Activities

Pi Day is celebrated annually on 3/14.  To help you get your Pi Day celebrations started on the right foot I have compiled this collection for you.  In it you will find resources and activities that include baking, math challenges, picture books, a video clip and more.  With resources that cover several subject areas the Pi Day celebrations can continue all day long!
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Pi Day Activities
  • edutopia.org
    edutopia.org

    How to Celebrate Pi Day in Your Classroom

    Article
    Jenn Fowler says:
    In this blog, the authors share a brief history of Pi, and their experience celebrating Pi Day in the classroom. The "4 Servings of Pi" section provides you with tips on how you can include Pi Day celebrations in your classroom. A good resource if you are wondering how to get started.
  • Jenn Fowler says:
    I use picture books often during the Minds On portion of my three part math lesson plan in order to introduce a concept, or new vocabulary I want my students to use. As a review activity, students could create character trading cards, based on the characters in this book that could be used to review the concept of circumference, diameter, and radius. Another activity could be to have students create a math problem based on the story. The possibilities are endless.
  • Jenn Fowler says:
    In this TED talk, Chirag Singh shares his passion for Pi. This inspiring video reminds us that cultivating a love of math at a young age is important.  Children can be mathematicians too. Inspire your students by sharing Chirag's story with them.
  • scholastic.com
    scholastic.com

    Exploring Pi

    5 minute read
    Jenn Fowler says:
    Talking Pi defines what Pi is, as well as provides an overview of the history of Pi Day which was first celebrated on March 14, 1988. Several hands on activities are included in this resource that are sure to cultivate student excitement in learning more about the concept of Pi.
  • npr.org
    npr.org

    Making Pies For Pi Day: Think Inside The Circle

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    Jenn Fowler says:
    I have always enjoyed baking since I was a young child and enjoy baking with my classes several times a year (food allergies permitted). Pi Day is an excellent excuse to have a class celebration and serve, what else, pie!  Choose a pie recipe to bake with your class and set aside some time to bake some pies with your students.  Once your pies are baked have students calculate the pi of the class pies you made. Bon Appetit!
  • Jenn Fowler says:
    I love using task cards in my math classroom.  They are motivating to students as they provide opportunities for group work, movement around the room, and a game element.  While students are working I am free to pull small groups for guided math or circulate the room and assess and correct misconceptions students may have and review strategies. Krystal Mills is one of my favorite TpT sellers. Check out her TpT store for many other great middle school math activities.