Pi Day Teacher Resources
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Celebrate Pi day through math and cooperative learning activities. Using algebra, your older elementary students bring in some of the foods they like and then log their data about their food in a pi-chart. They compare all the foods based on size and then get to eat them.
8th - 10th Math 9 Views 53 Downloads
Discovering Pi/Welcome to Pi Day
Students explore pi. In this circle measurement lesson, students define and identify radius, diameter, circumference, and perimeter. Students work in groups to measure several plastic lids and record their findings. Students compare the relationship between the diameter and radius, then complete a "Circumference vs.
9th - 12th Math 19 Views 99 Downloads
Students use the online, virtual world "Second Life" to find facts about "Pi." In this math lesson, students listen as the teacher reads Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi. They go into the virtual world to find answers to the questions posed about pi by their teacher.
6th - 8th Math 5 Views 7 Downloads
Geometry, Pi, and Ancient Civilizations
By working together, pairs of students will complete a Pi webquest. Using the internet, they examine the ways people in the Ancient Civilizations of Egypt, Babylonia and Greece used Pi. To end the lesson plan, they review the concepts of radius, diameter and circumference by creating a cartoon or poster to honor and publicize Pi.
8th - 9th Math 7 Views 63 Downloads
Sixth graders read the book "Sir Cumference and Knights of the Round Table" to introduce them to the concept of Pi. As a class, they discover where Pi originated and define the terms circumference, radius and diameter. To end the lesson, they try to develop their own formula for calculating the radius and diameter of a circle.
6th Math 3 Views 22 Downloads
Some Fascinating Properties of π
The properties outlined on this poster or handout focus on the more complex attributes of pi by using trigonometry and calculus to boggle the mind. Decorate your calculus room! Advanced learners can benefit from posters in the same way younger students do.
9th - Higher Ed Math 3 Views 0 Downloads
Parachutes, Circles and Pi...Oh My!
Students explore different size circles to discover the relationship between diameter and circumference. In this circles and Pi lesson, students construct simple parachutes using circle patterns of varying sizes. Students predict the effect that the area of a circular parachute has on the time of its descent.
6th - 7th Math 14 Views 79 Downloads