Hi! It’s Monday, March 12, 2012 and time for Math at ClickSchooling!
Exploratorium: Pi Day
Age Range: All (with parental supervision)
Did you know that March 14 is International Pi Day? Pi is the ratio of a circle’s cirumference to its diameter that is represented as 3.14.
The Exploratorium Museum in San Francisco offers this website with fun activities to learn about Pi.
When you get to the site, you’ll see a welcome message and video. Use the horizontal menu at the top of the page that includes:
*A Brief History of Pi – Find out what ancient Babylonians, Archimedes, Zu Chongzhi of China, and French Mathematician Georges Buffon knew about Pi.
*Activities & Links – Get instructions for doing some hands-on activities to explore the concept of Pi. Then be sure to check the assortment of links to other Pi sites where you can immerse yourself in Pi videos, mnemonic odes to Pi, and much more!
And if you really want to go in-depth, don’t miss The Joy of Pi website for lots more info, resources, lessons, and activities.