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- 1. Pi Day!!! March 14 or 3.14
- 2. Pi Day Songs Happy Pi Day to You (tune of “Happy Birthday”) Oh Number Pi (tune of “Oh, Christmas Tree”) Everyone must participate, if not, they have a duet with the teacher.
- 3. Happy Pi Day Lyrics Happy Pi Day to you, Happy Pi Day to you, Happy Pi Day 3.14, Happy Pi Day to you!
- 4. Where am I in pi? Go to Birthday trivia site: http://www.facade.com/legacy/amiinpi/ Persons with their birthday in the lowest sequence in pi and the highest sequence in pi win a prize!
- 5. Oh Number Pi Lyrics (Sing to the tune of “Oh, Christmas Tree”) Oh, number Pi Oh, number Pi Your digits are unending Oh, number Pi Oh, number Pi No pattern are you sending You’re three point one four one five nine And even more if we had time, Oh, number Pi Oh, number Pi For circle lengths unbending.
- 6. What is pi?
- 7. Door Prize! What does this rhyme have to do with pi? See, I have a rhyme assisting my feeble brain its tasks ofttimes resisting
- 8. Pi bracelets Create a color coded bracelet that reveals the digits in pi! You need the following beads: 1 black 2 purple 2 yellow 3 pink 2 green 3 light blue 2 teal/aqua 1 blue 2 red 3 white 3.14159265358979323846
- 9. Pi plate First group to correctly calculate pi of a paper plate will receive a piece of pie first. You may use yarn and rulers to help in your calculation.
- 10. Eat PIE (not pi). Yum! Look at the comics of Frank and Ernest Make your own comic for fun!
- 11. Pi Ponderings Did you know that: “0” is the only digit that does not appear in the first 32 digits of pi? The earliest known reference to pi is in a Middle Kingdom papyrus scroll, written around 1650 B.C. by the scribe Ahmes. The millionth digit of pi is 1. William Jones first gave the Greek letter “pi” its current mathematical definition in 1706.
- 12. Pi Ponderings continued In 1610, German Ludolph van Ceulen completed his calculation of pi to 35 decimal places. This approximation was engraved on his tombstone, and pi is still referred to in Germany as the Ludolphine number. The digit 7 occurs 7 times in the first 99 digits of pi!
- 13. Pi memorization contest! Go to http://x42.com/cgi-bin/pitrainer.cgi to test your memorization skills of pi! Who will set a record in our class? Hiroyuki Gotu has a world pi recitation record of 42,000 digits!
- 14. More pi fun! Web links http://www.joyofpi.com/pilinks.htm http://www.mathwithmrherte.com/pi_day.htm http://mathforum.org/t2t/faq/faq.pi.html http://www.exploratorium.edu/learning_studio/pi /