# Midday Fix: Pi Day

Jana Frank, Owner/ Director, Mathnasium Oak Park/ River Forest

March 14 - Pi Day

Mathnasium of Chicagoland

www.mathnasium.com/chicagoland

844-GOT-MATH

Projects:

Prove Pi

Wrap a piece of yarn or string around a cylindrical object and then cut. Now find out how many times the circumference string will go across the diameter: Place the string across the diameter of the object and then cut the string. Repeat until you’ve gone through the string.  Then amaze your child by repeating this process on a much wider or thinner cylinder to get the same answer: pi. (Via the Homeschool Scientist)

Pi Day Craft/Activity

Kids living in Chicago love their skyscrapers, and creating a cityscape skyline drawing using the digits of Pi is a great way to visually represent the long number. Each building in the cityscape represents a number in pi. Using a color code key and graph paper, kids color in each square on the graph paper according to the number in the decimal. Pick a color per number and then fill in columns of the squares for as many digits as the kids wish. It could take awhile, but the output is a city almost as gorgeous as ours. (via What Do We Do All Day)

Pi Day Card Game:

https://mathgeekmama.com/pi-day-card-game/?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=Bethany%20%7C%20Math%20Geek%20Mama&utm_content=Race%20to%20Pi:%20Simple%20and%20Fun%20Pi%20Day%20Card%20Game

Cookies are always a fun way to teach kids! You could decorate your own cookies, or make pi-shaped ones at home like this…

Eat Pizza Pi(e)

You can eat a circular pizza pie! A pizza pie is a good way to practice circumference and diameter. We are lucky enough to partner with Giordano’s pizza on a fun promo for 20% off a Giordano’s pizza. Stop by a Mathnasium center to find out more or text PIDAY to 299-89!

Filed in: Midday News

Suggest a correction