Pi day is almost here! Will you and your students be celebrating the day?
If so, please post your ideas below or upload a photo on 3/15 of what you and your students did! We'd love to see how people across the country celebrate. If you need ideas, you can find the Illuminations resources and activities on Pi Day here.
Wonderopolis will be publishing Wonder of the Day #162: What Is Pi? on March 14. We encourage parents and teachers to take some time to check it out to celebrate Pi Day. We’d love to hear from children about how they celebrated Pi Day, too. Feedback can be left at the bottom of the Wonder of the Day page. If they have some curious questions of their own, encourage them to Nominate a Wonder of their own!
For several years, the high school where I taught has celebrated National Pi Day with numerous activities designed to teach students more about Pi.
The calculus class posted the full value of Pi on pieces of paper mounted around the walls of the cafeteria.
The math classes sponsored a contest to see who could present the most creative representation of Pi. The grand prize was a gift certificate to a local music store. Students created such projects as decorating a big cookie with Pi, making a poster with Pi carried out to 143 digits, a Pi t-shirt, a carving of Pi on the crust of an apple pie, a PowerPoint presentation on "Happy Pi Day," and a Pi helmet.
Another contest culminated in a "Pi(e) in the Face." The teacher who received the most money collected in jars during the lunch periods the first two weeks in March received a pie in the face.
Students also made posters explaining the history of Pi and the theoretical and practical importance of its concept. They displayed the posters throughout the school building.
Hope this gives you some ideas to celebrate Pi Day with your students!