Happy Pi day, everyone! In honor of this special day, we wanted to share with you some fun and creative ways to celebrate pi day. Whether you’re a math enthusiast or just enjoy delicious pie, there’s something for everyone on this list! So without further ado, here are 3.14 ways to have a blast on Pi day!
What is Pi?
Pi (π) is a mathematical constant that is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. It is approximately equal to 22/ seven, or roughly three point one four. Pi has been calculated to be over one trillion digits past its decimal point and continues infinitely without repetition or pattern.
Who created pi?
The first calculation of π was done by Archimedes of Syracuse (287–212 BC), one of the greatest mathematicians of the ancient world. If you homeschool, this would be an incredible subject for a report!
But whyis Pi so important?
We can’t think about the advancement of science and technology without considering pi. It has been used every day since its discovery, helping engineers design bridges or even calculating GPS coordinates for roadway maps. Even radio communication or TV shows are based on this magical number!
Pi has been an integral part of our culture since it was discovered thousands of years ago-
Some historians even debate whether pi was used when the ancient Pyramids of Giza were constructed because the structures are nearly perfect geometrically.
Why Celebrate Pi day?
Pi day is celebrated annually on March fourteen because the digits in pi are 314. It is also Albert Einstein’s birthday, and he was a big fan of pi!
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How to Celebrate Pi day:
There are all sorts of ways to celebrate Pi day – from fun math activities to delicious pie recipes. Here are just a few ideas:
• Have a pie baking contest
• Learn how to calculate the area of different shapes using pi
• Eat pizza or another type of pie (of course!)
• Watch a movie about math or numbers like Good Will Hunting or A Beautiful Mind.
How did Pi Day come about?
The first documented celebration of Pi day was held at MIT in 1988, and it has since grown into a global phenomenon. In 2009, the US House of Representatives passed a resolution recognizing Pi Day as an official holiday. So whether you’re a math lover or just enjoy delicious food, be sure to mark March 14th on your calendar and join in on the fun!
Do you want to MAKE a pie?
My mom has a neat tribute to her mother as well as a list of over 70 different kinds of pie recipes for you to choose from.
Get my worksheets!
I have a 7-page worksheet collection for you today! There is a lot of math fun as well as other activities that all work in the theme.
- Learn about pi and its history
- Try calculating the circumference and diameter of different objects
- Find out how many digits past the decimal point pi goes
- Try our coloring sheets or Wordsearch.
You can download the Pi Day Worksheets collection here: