A Week of Pi, Day 3: Pi Day Activities
We’ve talked about what pi is, and have seen some Pi Day contests you can enter or create. Now for some Pi Day activities you can do. All the sites linked below have excellent lists of activities for learning about pi.
- Piday.org’s Pi Day Activities for Teachers has a long list of ideas submitted by teachers.
- Exploratorium has several Pi Day activities.
- The Math Forum has pi songs you can sing.
- NCTM has some interesting Pi Day activities, including one with throwing hot dogs.
- Scholastic has some good ideas for exploring pi, including activities for younger students.
- Find many more activities on our Pi Day Pinterest Board.
Try some of these activities before coming back tomorrow for some fun Pi Day videos to watch.
Paul Thomas is director of mathematics for K12. Previously, he taught mathematics and computer science at the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Fairfax County, Virginia. While at Jefferson, he was a contributing author for the mathematics textbook series Mathematics: Modeling Our World. Paul also has managed corporate training departments, and developed classroom, computer-based, and web-based training products that have been used by companies such as Oracle, IBM, Microsoft, and Novell. He holds a B.S. in Mathematics and an M.S. in Operations Research from George Mason University.