On March 14 at 1:59pm, folks from all over the world celebrate “Pi Day” with games, activities, and pie-eating contests. I’ve put together a downloadable packet that you can use to set up your home or classroom with fun, interactive activities that really shows the magic of pi.
Pi (p) is a number slightly greater than 3 that shows up when you divide the circumference of a circle by its diameter, no matter what size the circle is.
It also shows up in other shapes like spheres, ellipses, cylinders, and cones as well as unusual places like summation series, number theory, probability, bell curves, and the Fibonacci series.
I’ve put together a complete workstation packet for your kids to enjoy!
Go here to download the packet:
After you enter in your email, you’ll get a link to the PDF workbook packet.
Print out the materials in this packet . There are 10 stations, each with a specific hands-on activity about pi.
Each station also has a couple of materials you will need to have along with the printed instructions, so gather these together also. (There’s a master list on the second page of the download.)
Be sure print out a couple pages of “pi tickets” on page 19. The students get one “pi ticket” for each answer correct on the answer sheet they turn in.
Print out the answer sheet (pages 20-21, printed back-to-back) and give this answer sheet to the students (note that there’s a data table required for station 3 which I’ve already printed on Page 21 for you).
Enjoy the day with your kids!