Everyone Has Room For Pi
Pi Day is March 14th and is celebrated around the world. The first recorded Pi Day celebration was in 1988, and was started by a physicist named Larry Shaw. In 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives made March 14th, National Pi Day.
Pi Day is celebrated by making pies… because you know… pi and pie. Some people have pie throwing contests and eat pizza pies, but to help kiddos understand the relation of Pi to circles… give this Pi Day craft a try!
What is Pi?
If you’re looking for Pi Day activities, chances are you know what Pi is but just in case… let’s look at what Pi is. Pi is usually represented by the lowercase Greek letter π and is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter.
The circumference of a circle is the distance around a circle and the diameter is the distance across a circle. Pi would look like this… π = C/d
Pi is a never ending number but we usually write it like π or 3.14.
Why Craft for Pi or Pi Day?
Well, Pi can be a complicated and crafts are fun. Using something like a craft is a great way to introduce something to younger kids or even help connect the dots for older ones.
What You’ll Need:
- a paper plate
- construction or tissue paper
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- Cut circles of various sizes from construction paper. Here you could measure your circles and the paper plate and figure out Pi.
- Glue the bigger circles onto the plate followed by the smaller ones. Stay inside the center of the plate so there is room to write Pi
- Use a marker or sharpie and draw the Pi symbol in the center of the circles
- Color in the symbol
- Using a pen, write Pi (or as much as you can and I added part of Pi below) around the center as shown in the picture above.
- Have fun learning about Pi
Pi = 3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375105820974944592307816406286 208998628034825342117067982148086513282306647093844609550582231725359408128481 117450284102701938521105559644622948954930381964428810975665933446128475648233…
Enjoy Pi Day!
Remember any day you can use to add some celebration is a win and if you can add some education… then all the better. I hope this adds some fun to Pi Day or any day… math isn’t always fun. Don’t forget to head to Instagram or Facebook to share… tag me @bemandfam!
Happy Pi Day or Pi learning!
BEM + Fam 🙂