Every year, on March 14th (3.14), math-lovers rejoice and spend the day commemorating their favorite mathematical constant, Pi. Even if you or your kids aren’t self-described math geeks, you can still have fun honoring this constant ratio between a circle’s circumference and its diameter.
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Ideas for Celebrating Pi
I love this idea of creating a story using the numbers of Pi – talk about creative writing!
Take time to create your own Pi related haiku.
Use Pi to create a circle full of colorful lines.
Why not use circles to create circles? For this art project, all you need is q-tips, paint, and black paper.
We did this last year to celebrate and my kids really enjoyed it. It was a great way to visualize Pi.
Naturally, we wanted to make pie to celebrate, but I wanted to bake something other than a standard pie.
I found this easy, step-by-step recipe for these beautiful mini cherry pies. We already had some canned cherries, so I picked up pie crust and we got baking!
If you want to go all out, consider buying a Pi shaped pie pan to make your Pi day pie.
● Peanut butter and chocolate round pockets
We adapted this recipe to create these delicious dessert pockets. We decided to stuff ours with peanut butter and chocolate chips and omitted the sticks. Delicious!
● Pizza Pi
Homemade pizza for lunch? Yes! Instead of making traditional pizza, create a Pi shaped treat instead.
Learning about Pi
● Estimate Pi
● Pi Quest
This is an interesting webquest for kids to complete to learn more about Pi.
Reading about Pi
The Joy of Pi by David Blatner
Sir Cumference and the First Round Table (A Math Adventure) by Cindy Neuschwander
Why Pi by Johnny Ball