World Pi Day

March 9th, 2009 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

This coming Friday, March 14, 2009 is World Pi Day and people everywhere will be celebrating the mathematical symbol Pi (the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter or 3.14159…).

Celebrate all week long with fun activities that enhance students’ understanding of all that is circular with the information at today’s websites.

Recommended Websites:
See Below

Age Range: All (Parents — please preview these sites and select the resources that will be of the most benefit for your children.)

The Joy of Pi

A companion to the book, “The Joy of Pi,” this website offers a terrific, comprehensive and current archive of links to information and resources all about Pi, including FREE downloadable lessons and activities. Learn the history of Pi, how to calculate Pi, how to play Pi on the piano, and many other unique, fun, and innovative ways to investigate Pi for students of all ages.

Math Forum: Pi Day

This site offers Pi-themed activities for classroom use that can be tweaked for homeschool use as well.

The Exploratorium’s Pi Day Celebration Page

This site provides some Pi activities you can try at home as well as links to Pi-Ku (Pi Haiku), limericks, posters, etc. And for those interested in celebrating Pi Day – if you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, you can visit the Exploratorium Museum on March 14th and celebrate Pi Day at precisely 1:59 pm (think: 3.14159…) by singing songs about Pi, doing activities related to Pi, and by eating Pi!

Note: Many museums now offer Pi Day celebrations – so check with your local museum to see if you can join in festivities there. :)

Oh, and don’t forget to celebrate by eating a piece of pie on Friday, March 14 at 1:59 PM (3.14159…)!

Have fun!

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