# Focus On Family: Pi day

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Jana Frank of Mathnasium - she is the owner of Mathnasium Oak Park/River Forest, one of 40 Mathnasium locations in and around Chicago

Mathnasium
www.mathnasium.com

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.

Make a visual representation of Pi
Use 10 different colors of construction paper. Choose a different color to represent each digit, 0 to 9. For example: 1=red, 2=blue, 3=green, 4=yellow… In that way, 3.141 would have rings of green, then red, then yellow, then red. Continue creating the chain for 3.14159.

“Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi” by Cindy Neuschwander. This creative tale of the adventures of Sir Cumference, Lady Di of Ameter, and Radius helps kids learn about the magic number that is the same for all circles.

Bennison’s Bakery in Evanston is offering four different varieties of mini-pies for just \$3.14. Mar. 14; 6 a.m.-7 p.m.

Bennison’s Bakery

1000 Davis St.

Evanston

847-328-9434

Online: bennisonscakes.com

Psychobaby has limited edition Pi shirts for those looking to show off their math prowess!   http://www.psychobabyonline.com/

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