Be Irrational Celebrate Pi Day

Presenters: Becky (@beckyrahm summathmadness.wordpress.com) Jessica (@algebrainiac1 algebrainiac@wordpress.com)

About Me

Pi Day in my classroom
• • • • • • Facts and History Songs Jokes/Comics Am I in Pi Pi Mnemonic Reciting Contest • Einstein Quotes/Facts • Pi Scavenger Hunt/Pie Eating • Pi Paper Chain • 10,000 Digits of Pi • Posters for Hallway

Pi Facts

http://visual.ly/visualizing-pi

Pi Songs

Mathematical Pi (American Pie) Song http://www.piday.org/2010/mathematical-pisong/

Pi Jokes/Comics

http://illuminations.nctm.org/piday.aspx

Am I in Pi
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http://www.facade.com/legacy/amiinpi/

Pi Mnemonic
How I wish I could calculate pi.

http://math-fail.com/2011/03/pi-mnemonics.html

Reciting contest
• 1st year record – 61 digits • Prizes were given

Pi Day Scavenger Hunt

Pi Day Scavenger Hunt
Students get their pie in the order that they complete the scavenger hunt!

Pi Paper Chain
0 = White 1 = Red 2 = Yellow . . .

10,000 Digits of Pi

10,000 Digits of Pi
Write the following digits on the attached strip of paper using a wide magic marker of any color. Space your numbers so that it is about an inch per number wide, but make the numbers as tall as the paper. Write the letter “ A “ on the back of the strip on both ends. Turn in as soon as possible. • 1415926535 8979323846 2643383279 5028841971 6939937510 5820974944 5923078164 0628620899 8628034825 3421170679 Write the following digits on the attached strip of paper using a wide magic marker of any color. Space your numbers so that it is about an inch per number wide, but make the numbers as tall as the paper. Write the letter “ B “ on the back of the strip on both ends. Turn in as soon as possible. • 8214808651 3282306647 0938446095 5058223172 5359408128 4811174502 8410270193 8521105559 6446229489 5493038196

10,000 Digits of Pi

10,000 Digits of Pi

Posters in hallway

Great Web Resources
• • • • • http://megsl.org/pi.html http://www.piday.org/ http://www.teachpi.org/ http://www.exploratorium.edu/pi/index.html http://ck022.k12.sd.us/specialevents/piday.ht m - has activities for different levels of math – choose pdf at the top to
see the handouts