#15 Math Minute: Getting Ready for Pi Day


Pi Day (March 14) is a little over a month away and so the next several Math Minute posts will be dedicated to this topic.  There will be some sort of prize to the student(s) and/or classroom(s) that get the most involved in these Pi posts.  Each Math Minute post suggests several ways in which you can participate!

How can I spend my Math Minutes this week?
  • Memorize 100,000 digits of pi using this site:  http://www.geom.uiuc.edu/~huberty/math5337/groupe/digits.html  OK…that might be a little extreme, but get some friends together and come up with a song, jingle, poem, etc. and record yourselves reciting some digits of pi.  Send your 60 second or less video to the EY coordinator at your building.
  • Find your “Pi Day” using this site: http://mypiday.com Type in your birthday and record where in pi your date appears.  In your class, see whose birthday appears the soonest in pi.  My birthday (5161975) appears at digit 110,359 in pi.
  • Watch “A Mile of Pi” on Numberphile: https://youtu.be/0r3cEKZiLmg and then come up with a creative way to show the digits of pi in your classroom, school, at home, etc.  Take a picture of your creation and send it to the EY coordinator at you building.
  • Do some research on Pi and leave a comment below sharing something new you learned.  Be sure to include the source of your information.  When leaving a comment, make sure to include your first name only, grade level, and school (i.e. Tyler, 6, Sunset).

20 thoughts on “#15 Math Minute: Getting Ready for Pi Day

  1. My pi day is 386,262, my sister’s is 14,294, and my mom’s is 18,048.
    That was a really cool website by the way.

  2. My Pid Day is 86,323 and got a rough 6th place for closest pi day with my friends. Edie got first with 3,859 and Marigold and Jaydn have last place with 244,244. I’m pretty much in the middle. I wonder what Mrs.Spady’s is.

  3. Edie’s pi day is 3,859, which was the smallest in my math group. Jadyn and Marigold’s pi day is 244,244 which was the highest. My pi day was 88,587. I didn’t know there were so many digits!

  4. In my math group with Mrs.Spady, I learned that my Pi digit is 7,357. In this study, I learned that Pi goes on and on and on. If you were to own the first digit of Pi, your birthday would be 1-4-15.

  5. In our 5th grade group at Loveland we tallied all of our groups Pi Days. Justus had the earliest Pi Day with 30,268 where Cameron had the latest Pi Day with 262,288. I had the third lowest number with 33,235.

  6. In our fifth grade group at Loveland we tallied all of our group members’ pi day. Justus had the earliest pi day of 30,268.

  7. At our 5th grade class at Loveland, Justus with 30,268 had the smallest Pi Day and Cameron with 262,288 had the biggest Pi Day.

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