WEEKLY LEARNING: Highlighting 8th Grade Math with Pi Day
Mathematicians in Mrs. Jones’ and Ms. Henson’s classes had a little fun celebrating this year’s Pi Day. Pi (π), the symbol used in mathematics to represent the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter (3.14), is an irrational number that continues infinitely without repetition or pattern.
Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point, and students competed to see who could memorize the most digits. The top three students got to pie Ms. Henson during energy release.
Sarah came in 3rd place with 20 digits, Jaden came in 2nd with 80 digits, and Kadin memorized an amazing 108 digits! In addition to their friendly competition, students also wrote “pi-oems”, poems where each word matched the digits of pi; and they used the pi number finder to locate where their birthdays, phone numbers, etc. fall in pi. Of course, no Pi Day would be complete without the consumption of pie!
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