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We love Pi Day and have listed some great links via the #1 Resource for Pi Day The Exploratorium. We are not trying to steal their thunder, we just want to share their expertise.
We hope you enjoy.
- Accept The Pi Day Challenge: Have students sign-up and participate in this great activity created by a high school math teacher.
- Buy a Pi Day T-shirt: Great to show your love of math on Pi Day and all year long!
- Make a Pi Day T-shirt: Have students make a Pi Day T-shirt. Great for creativity!
- Make a Pi Day Pie: Be creative or purchase a Pi mold.
- Buy aPi poster from unihedron.com: It is great to decorate a classroom or hallway with quality posters.
- Have students create a Pi Day poster to share with the class: Even better than professional posters, are student generated posters! Allow for creativity and enjoy!
- Ask Dr. Math: About Pi: Have students research the History of Pi Day.
- Pi Through the Ages: Create a Pi Timeline.
- Create a Pi Video: Conduct a video interview with others about Pi.
- Happy Pi Day to You: Have students make a Pi Day video presentation, set to music. Enter the Princeton Pi Day Video Contest.
- Pi Day Greeting Cards: Have students make a Pi Day card or send an Pi Day eCard.
- Mnemonic Odes to Pi: Create an ode to Pi
- Share a laugh with a Pi Day Joke: Try to find additional math and pi day jokes.
- Give a High Pi: When a friend does something mathematically fantastic, raise three fingers high and connect with your math buddy who will be doing the same. When 2 mathematical friends contact 3 fingers ABOVE THE SHOULDERS, you have made a high pi. A “high pi” is the same as a high 5 minus the thumb and pinky.
- Celebrate Pi minute: March 14, 2014 1:59: Stop everything and acknowledge the Pi Minute. Perhaps have a moment of silence or write as many pi digits as possible in 60 seconds.
- Connect with great websites for Pi Day: We have currently identified 9 great websites for Pi Day. We know there are many more. We will be adding to our list as we continue our research.
- Watch Pi Diddy perform a great Pi Day song: We found this at Teachpi.org. It is fantastic!
- Take a Pi Day Pledge: Create your own Pi Day Pledge. Be creative! Assign it for homework. Work in groups.
- Write a Pi Day Poem: Submit a Pi Poem on line
- Write a Pi – Ku (Pi Day Haiku): 1st line: 3 syllables, 2nd line: 1 syllable
3rd line: 4 syllables.
- Make a Pi Day Tweet:@mytowntutors will be tweeting out all Pi Day and the days leading up to it. We would love to hear from you and give you a virtual “high Pi!”
- Write a Pi Day Blog (From Huffington Post):
- Have a Pi Day Parade: Create some Pi Day decorations and march around the room, school or town.
- Learn the Mathematical Pi Song: Sung to the lyrics of Don McLean’s American Pie! A great way to remember PI.
- Play Equate: A great math game similar to scrabble.
- Have a Pi Day Party! Great idea from Education World. Everyone loves a party!
- Go on a Pi Day Webquest! Use the incredible amount of information on the internet for a fun activity!
- Take a Pi Day Trivia Quiz! Math Forum has a great Pi Day Trivia quiz. Test your knowledge of Pi!
- Make a Pi Necklace! Awesome activity created by a 7th grade math teacher!
- Develop a Passion for Pi: Check out TedTalks “My Passion for Pi” (4:54) by 9-year-old Chirag Singh.
- Celebrate Autism on Pi Day: Watch Daniel Tammet: Different Ways of Knowing. Awesome for Autism!