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Pi Scavenger Hunt

# Pi Scavenger Hunt

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On Pi Day, March 14th (3/14), a scavenger hunt for students to find out facts and trivia about the number pi!
On Pi Day, March 14th (3/14), a scavenger hunt for students to find out facts and trivia about the number pi!

Published by: Nicholas Yates on Jan 16, 2009

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Pi Mini-Research ProjectName________________________Mr. YatesG
EOMETRY
Date
Pi Day!.
Pd________
Today is Pi Day, where we celebrate the number pi (
π
), its wondrousproperties, and its connections to geometry, trigonometry, and all of mathematics. Your task today: learn something new about thenumber
π
= 3.14159…
1.
What is the definition of pi? (Hint: it has to do with circles)2.What year was the first pi day?
3.
Find and write sixty decimal places of pi here:
4.
Extra Credit: Memorize ten places (past the decimal point) of pi;practice it over the weekend. If you can recite it to me Monday,you may earn ten extra credit points on this project.5.How many digits of pi have been calculated by computer?6.How many digits of pi has the Guiness World Record holdermemorized?7.How many digits of pi would you need to calculate thecircumference of the known universe to a precision the radius of an atom?
8.
How is pi related to the
circumference
of a circle?
9.
How is pi related to the
area
of a circle?10.Can pi be expressed as a fraction (like 0.2 = 1/5)? If so, whatfraction? If not, why not?

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