What favorite activities are you planning to use to celebrate Pi Day, 3/14?
Check out the Illuminations site for fun Pi Day e-cards at http://illuminations.nctm.org/piday
We also have the lesson Apple Pi, http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=U159, Pi Filling, http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=U179 and our circle tool, http://illuminations.nctm.org/activitydetail.aspx?id=116 just to name a few.
Thank you so much for sharing the resources! The e-cards are excellent and the sharing feature (Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest) is a wonderful way to spread the math.
Chris D-H
Check out David Blatner's site The Joy of Pi at http://www.joyofpi.com/pilinks.html. Based on his book of the same name, this site contains many links and resources for learning about Pi. Have fun with Pi!
This is a great website. Thanks for the great resource!
Hi Chris,
I'm glad you started this discussion since Pi Day offers a chance to focus on math in a fun way. I think you would enjoy some of the ideas shared in a similar discussion posted for Pi Day 2011. Check out Pi Day in the Learning Math group. I especially like Wonder of the Day #162: What Is Pi? provided by Wonderopolis.
Thanks also for your link to some good resources.
Lynne
Thanks, Lynn! Wonderopolis is quickly becoming my favorite TF partner. I love how the Pi post provides activities that can be used across the curriculum with reading, writing, and math using technology. It's also convenient that a sidebar links the user to TF, WonderFeed at Twitter, and all of the other Wonderopolis categories.
Chris D-H
Hi,
I just popped in on a Middle School math and science class. They baked pies this morning andt alked about the chemistry of baking in science. In math this afternoon the same kids had a Pi contest - seeing who could recite the digits of Pi to the farthest unit. The winners get to take home the pies from this morning!
Our sixth graders invited our third graders join them for pie. It was a great opportunity for the older kids to explain pi to the younger kids.