Monday, February 29, 2016

Math Monday: Pi Day


Happy Math Monday!
This month the Math Mondays Blog Hop is all about Pi Day.
I love Pi Day!  Last year was the ultimate Pi Day, but I have already seen t-shirts and signs that refer to “rounding up” this Pi Day. 3.14.16!  ;)

I have 4 ideas to share that will make your Pi Day a blast!

1 Invest in “pi pencils”
A few years ago, my colleague and I invested in a few boxes of pi pencils.  Purchase them on Amazon here.
They make a great little gift for your math students or use them as prizes.

2 Want to be “Pi-lingual”?
I invested in this amazing resource from MissMathDork.  Inform your students all about pi in a fun, interactive way.

3 Tell a corny joke
Now you can go all out like I love to tell jokes with a colleague over the loudspeaker during morning announcements.  Or if that’s not really your style just share a corny joke with your students or write it on the front board.
“What do you get when you divide the circumference of a jack o’lantern by its diameter?  Pumpkin Pi!”

4 Engage students in some Pi Day trivia
I love to ask my students some neat trivia questions.  Did you know Albert Einstein was born on Pi Day in 1879?

Click the image below to browse some other awesome Pi Day resources!



Check out the links below to read posts by other amazing secondary math teachers!




6 comments:

  1. Love these wonderful and easily accessible ideas. Thanks so much for sharing. I just ordered my pi day pencils!

    Cheers,
    DocRunning

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  2. Love all of these fun ideas!!! Thank you for sharing and I appreciate humor in the classroom ;)

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  3. Gotta go get those pencils. How clever. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Cool recommendation on the pencils, I really like that! How many kids will have memorized pi to 50 digits after that! Nice post!

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  5. Excellent resources and ideas! Amazon did not have the pencils, ordered from Etsy. Can't wait to give to my students. Thanks!

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    1. So glad you were able to find them! The kids love them! :)

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