## Pi Days of Yore: Activity Suggestions Submitted by Teachers, Students & Everyday People

*A bear pie with blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries to help with coming out of hibernation. Traditional pâte brisée, crust-wise. Pi Day Pie by Evan Shelhemer, Wikipedia *

*Editor's Note: But perhaps the most important of these activities on this day was the student walkout across the US: *Stoneman Douglas students join thousands in national walkout for gun control

More Pi Day Ideas: Things to do for Pi Day (2011) | How to Celebrate Pi Day (2010); http://www.piday.org/2008/2008-pi-day-activities-for-teachers/

For our Pi Day, my school asked all the faculty members if they would be interested in being “pi’d” and their name was put on a plastic jug. students would place money in their jug throughout the week and the teacher/faculty member with the most money got pi’d at an all school assembly. but then the idea came about that if we raised a total of $350 (we are a small school) then all the faculty that signed up, would get pied. it was a great turn out, and we raised a total of about $400!we donated all the proceeds to multiple charities.

By student Mar 23, 2008 at 7:06 pm

Our class made a paper chain with a different color representing each digit, and each class worked on it, and it was over 60 feet long by the end of the day!

By Emily Mar 21, 2008 at 8:12 am

I baked several types of homemade cookies for my 100+ students, so each cookie would be a different size. We discussed the origination of pi and the non-terminating decimal it creates. We also discussed the relationship between the diameter and the radius and the formulas that use pi. Each student then choose a cookie. They had to measure the diameter of their cookie in centimeters. They then had to calculate the area and the circumference of their cookie using the correct formula. Once all information was on their Exit card (that I later collect at the door) they could enjoy their cookie.

By Diane R. Mar 21, 2008 at 3:07 am

in class we are using the first 20 digits in pi and write a story using the numbers like 3.14 u will use a 3-letter word then a 1-letter word then a 4 letter word and keep going

By BRIONNA HOOVER Mar 17, 2008 at 3:19 pm

proving that pi exists by transcribing a circle and measuring its circumference and diameter then solving for pi in the equation c=pi d

By Earle Oxford Mar 16, 2008 at 7:49 pm

This was our first Pi Day celebration in 4th grade. We made pi plates. We glued the Pi symbol into the middle, and colored it using ten different colors that coincided with the numbers. Then we wrote the digits of pi around the outside border as many times as we could. Some went around 5 times!!!! Then we ate apple pies that had the pi symbols on each piece. It was fun and delicious.

By Vickie Mar 15, 2008 at 1:16 pm

Someone mentioned that they make Pi Bracelets, with each bead color representing a number. Well, I’m a poor 1st year teacher and I couldn’t afford all those beads for my 100+ student load. So I just bought red and black beads (the popular colors come in big, cheap bags) I chose those colors because they are the school’s colors. Red represented odd numbers and black represented the even numbers. I did it for my 6th graders and they did the first 20 digits of pi. It was a perfect fit on their wrists

By Pat Mar 15, 2008 at 6:18 am

In my sixth grade class, taught by Mr.Kuntz, we were each responsible for bringing in juice, forks, pies, plates, and whipped cream. Mr.Kuntz measured the pies and he had us each do the problems for the area and circumfrence of each pie. Then he had us eat as much pie as we wanted, and we made a party out of it. It is a good activity, because you can make your students motivated to learn new formulas, and if they succeed learning pi, then you get to have a celebration. Overall it makes learning math a very fun experience, for both the student and the teacher.

By Elena Mar 15, 2008 at 12:39 am

My teacher had a scavenger hunt. It was very fun. I’m in her 3rd period class and my partner and I won 1st place in the hunt.

By Lauren P. Mar 14, 2008 at 8:16 pm

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