The middle school celebrated Pi-Day on Friday, March 14, 2014. (Pi, also know as 3.14159…, is the ratio of a circles’ circumference to the diameter.) The party consisted of fun math activities and, of course, eating pie! The sixth graders decorated a t-shirt with five facts about the number Pi and read the story “Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi.” The seventh graders decorated a paper plate with five facts about the number Pi (two of which had to be the area and circumference of the plate) and made a visual representation of Pi in the form of a quilt. The eighth graders designed an ad for a Pi product and measured pies. All classes enjoyed singing the “Pi Song.” (Click the following link to listen to a version of the Pie Song on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqpWETqoD5Q.)
“A good time was had by all,” said teacher Kim Roberts, who added that next year will be “epic,” because the date 3/14/2015, in the morning at 9:26 and 53 seconds, will represent the first nine decimal digits of the number Pi! Mrs. Roberts’ can’t wait!