I gave my Geometry students one week to do a Pi Research Project. They worked in pairs and handed in a typed one-page report on Pi and a summary of their visual project….which could be a poster, poem, song, video or performance. One group had their garage band write and perform a Pi Day song and another group went around the lunch room one day and got everyone to say one digit of Pi in order. We played the videos on the morning student news. Extra credit was given to groups who brought in an actual pie to share with the class. A great way to incorate writing, research and individual talents to a math class.

By Heidi Edwards Mar 13, 2008 at 9:33 pm

Making a visual representation of pi. 10 colors of paper. Each digit gets a color and we link them to together in rings in the order of appearance. we’ll start in 1st period and see how far we can get by eight period. I heard there was a record from the site where I got the idea that someone created a chain that was over 2000 rings long. We’ll be hanging it from the Gymnasium ceiling.Since we are in our stats. unit now we’ll also be making frequency charts to see which digit appears most frequent.Lunch time activities toss a frizbee into a round garbag can to enter your name into a draw for your sixth period class to win a pie party after lunch.

By Robert Mar 13, 2008 at 9:17 pm

Hello,I am a teacher working on my lesson plan for Pi Day.

By Joanne T. Fiori Mar 13, 2008 at 8:37 pm

I am a middle school math teacher… what activities can I do tomorrow?

By Jen Johnson Mar 13, 2008 at 5:43 pm

This is the second year I will celebrate pi day with my 8th grade students. One new activity we will do is to make a pi spiral. I provide students with a worksheet where a spiral is made with circles. They will select a different color for each digit, and color in the circles based on their color choices. They are really cool to look at, and a visual representation of this non-terminating, non-repeating number.

By Lori Lofquist Mar 13, 2008 at 5:24 pm

We measured everything round in the room to prove the formula and ate SQUARE pies.

By Cyndy Rymer Mar 13, 2008 at 4:20 pm

My 6th grade students will be working on a cross curricular Pi activity with Humanities (just finished a unit on Greek mythology) where the students will be writing myths on the origin, creation, or the original use of Pi.

By Mr. M Mar 13, 2008 at 3:48 pm

I’m an 8th grade student, and on Pi Day we made a paper chain, each link with a number of Pi on it, and we made it so long it went around the school! We also ate pie and pizza “pies” in math instead of work.

By Lauren Mar 13, 2008 at 2:27 pm

In my school Pi Day is relatively new but we did it as a part of our fundraisers throughtout the year. We made Pi Badges and we made Pi biscuits. We of course had our grand memorising championship which always goes down well! This year myself and another teacher took an assembly with the students and just told them about Pi Day and Pi they all reacted well and we are so happy that people have told us maths is cool again! Next stop, the musical…

By Eoin McCrossan Mar 13, 2008 at 11:09 am

I think the teacher of any math class should reflect back to pi n make students remeber ten pi numbers. If most kids learn about pi n it’s real defintion, some of the kids would thank pi because it will help in College as well.Thank You!!!

By Shawonda Milian Mar 13, 2008 at 10:13 am

make a song! its fun.

By Tyler Kentz Mar 13, 2008 at 9:52 am

Have the students come up with methods to memorize digits.1) I do a 10-digit string: 3.141592653, then a phone number: 589-7932, then a locker combination: 38-46-26, for a total of 23 digits.2) Some guy made a poem, and each word has the number of letters for a digit (3141…= Now I, even I…)3) Come up with rhyming words and/or pictures: tree, sky, door, sky, hive.

By Nicole Burgoyne Mar 13, 2008 at 8:33 am

I am looking for some fun activities to do with a grade4 classThank you!

By Jillian Sollinger Mar 13, 2008 at 5:28 am

have your students read “The Joy Of Pi”, then try to memorize and recited as many digits as they can! Give a treat of pie for everyone after! Happy Pi Day!

By Jared Mar 12, 2008 at 2:53 pm

I am a Pi Day Fanatic! In anticipation (about a week ahead to allow for drying time), my 8th graders have always createdtheir own T shirts using Fabric Paint or Fabric Markers.(Well worth the mess!) They wear them to school on 3/14 and we continue the festivities by eating Pie and working on critical thinking problems that utilize Pi.

By Deborah Grasso Mar 12, 2008 at 11:08 am

Pie day is my favorite day!!iam such a nerd for it…i have memorized the first 50 numbers!!!3.141592653897932384626..and so on and so forth

By Amber Lopez Mar 12, 2008 at 10:09 am

I’m a 8th grade student and my class is doing this:Pi Day Assignment – Due March 14Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14…get it? Because Pi is equal to 3.14…..). Your assignment is to gather information about Pi from the internet (use Google, for example) and write an original poem, song, or rap. Be creative and have fun. Your work should be typed to be handed in on March 14. You can earn bonus points for presenting/performing your poem/song/rap in class. As an alternative, you may create an 8 1/2 by 11 inch “poster” incorporating your Pi discoveries.

By Victoria Elena A. Mar 11, 2008 at 5:58 pm

I celebrate Pi Day with my fifth through eighth grade math students. Some of the activities they have enjoyed are making a pi paper chain and bracelet (each digit represented by a different color), a pi scavenger hunt that I found on-line, graphing the frequency of digits in a string of pi, discovering an approximation of pi (cut a string the same length as the diameter of a circular container then see how many times the string goes around the container or measure the circumference and divide by the diameter), and bringing in round treats. I also have a pi reciting competition with a circular treat for the winner at each grade level. I hand out the first 1,000 digits in pi one week before Pi Day.

By Sigrid Murphy Mar 9, 2008 at 9:29 pm

For the past several years I have celebrated Pi Day with my 5th graders by reading Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi, made Pi bracelets (each digit represented by a color with the 3 before the decimal being a larger gold bead), with Pi(e) graphs, finding our birthday in Pi (a website that locates strings of digits), making a bar graph of the frequency of the first 100 digits of Pi, measuring circular objects’ circumference and diameter, and finally eating pie.

By Sheryl Rosenberger Mar 9, 2008 at 9:12 pm

My mom is a teacher and she told me that her friend has students bring in circular foods, but before they eat it, they have to find the circumfrience and the diameter

By Hannah Mar 9, 2008 at 3:39 pm

For the really young ones, I like to read the book “Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi” by Cindy Neuschwander. A fun introduction to what pi is.[Editors Note We’ve also heard great things about the book, available here: Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi.]

By Patrick Mar 9, 2008 at 12:14 pm

i’m a student, but my class is doing pi trivia.

By someone Mar 7, 2008 at 7:27 pm

posterboards all about pi and all you do is be creative and get an easy 100 for just DOING it!!!

By Sarah Mar 7, 2008 at 5:35 pm

I am composing a piece of music based on the first 500 digits of Pi. 0=rest – 1=a – 2=b…the rhythm is based on the number of eighth notes 1=1 eighth note, 2=2 eighth notes or a quarter note…I will perform the piece on March 14th for the students during an assembly.

By Steven Rochen Mar 2, 2008 at 8:50 pm

We play pi shuffleboard. I draw 3 big circles on the floor, inside of each other and the kids use rolls of masking tape as pucks. They toss and/or slide circles of tape [identifying marks on side] to see who gets closest to center. Players each have 3 circles of tape that they slide to remove others from center. The winner then challenges the next 3 players until we declare Pi shuffleboard winner.

By Susan Meyer Mar 2, 2008 at 4:09 pm

We have a pi recition contest (to win a pizza with a pi symbol made from pepperoni) another pizza is given to the most creative pi themed treat – if it’s circlular, they must find the surface area. Also, we do a pi webquest- there are so many interesting pi websites and articles!

By Katie B Feb 28, 2008 at 7:40 am

Have a pi day party !!!!!

By carly Feb 24, 2008 at 11:28 am

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