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10 Ways to Celebrate Pi Day

by Nicole Endacott, Program Coordinator 

Happy Pi Day! Here are 10 ways to show your appreciation for everyone’s favorite irrational number on March 14th:

1.Make art 

Create a city skyline, colorful web, or bracelet using the digits of pi – or use your imagination to come up with your own creation

2. Memorize it

This site is helpful if you’d like to learn more digits of pi – the most ever memorized by one person is 67,890! It took Chao Lu 24 hours and 4 minutes to recite with no breaks.

3. Record a video

Educate others by creating and editing a video like this one that shows off pi’s irrational nature and integrates math, design, and technology into one creative product.

4. Learn something new

Expand your pi day knowledge by learning about A Brief History of Pi or with the Ultimate Pi Day Infographic.

5. Listen to (or compose!) music

The video “What Pi Sounds Like” demonstrates pi’s melody on a variety of instruments. Sit back and enjoy the harmonies or think of a new way to turn pi into melody using your own musical talents!

6. Read a story

Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi is book two in the Sir Cumference Series, recommended for ages 8-12. In this installment, Radius must solve a math riddle in order to reverse Sir Cumference being changed into a fire-breathing dragon!

7. Write a poem

Similar in basic structure to a haiku, a “Pi-ku” has three lines of poetry: the first is three syllables, the second is one syllable, and the third is four syllables. Scholastic provides more information and examples to get you started!

8. Bake something tasty

What better way to learn than by making something you can eat? Browse for a delicious pie, pizza, or other circular food recipe and then try to hold off on eating it long enough to calculate its area using pi! Remember, the area of a circle can be calculated using A = πr2 where r is the radius.

9. Sing a song

Math Geek Mama shares a free downloadable Pi Day sing along book with songs set to the familiar tunes of Jingle Bells, Happy Birthday, and more!

10. Prove it!

How did Archimedes discover pi in the first place? Test pi with an experiment or read this mathematical explanation of its existence.

What did we miss? Comment with other ideas and if you share any of your Pi Day festivities, be sure to tag us!

 

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