Pi Day Teacher Resources
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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
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, they review the concepts of radius, diameter and circumference by creating a cartoon or poster to honor and publicize Pi.
8th - 9th Math
The story of Pi
Why are decimal places important? Can't we just round up? Through a comprehensive five-day lesson, young mathematicians and scientists discover the answers to these questions and more through an in-depth investigation into pi. From measuring and calculating, to designing and performing an experiment, to writing a persuasive essay about whether or not pi should be rounded to 3.
6th - 8th Math CCSS: Designed
SAT Prep: Test 3 Section 8 Part 3
Geometry and algebra are equally represented in this video, which covers problems 10-14 on the practice SAT. As always, Sal is the expert of quick, efficient ways to solve problems - especially helpful for students who have a difficulty making time requirements on tests.
10 mins 9th - 12th Math
PI in the SKY
What is pi anyway? After this set of activities, your pupils should have multiple answers to this question. Investigate pi with various experiments and discoveries. Calculate the ratio circumference/diameter for different sized circles. Find out how many diameters you can get out of the circumference of a circle, and also calculate the orbit around the earth.
5th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
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
The Circle's Measure
Listen to the story "Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi" and solve the riddle and to save Sir Cumference from the knights. Your students will love mixing an activity with story and will practice their measuring skills while completing the puzzle to connect Pi to their measurements.
6th English Language Arts
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
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
Frame Narratives: Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Is Pi Patel the author of Life of Pi? Did Nathaniel Hawthorne really find the manuscript for The Scarlet Letter in the Customs House? Introduce your readers to the frame narrative with a presentation that details how and why authors employ this story within a story literary device.
11th - 12th English Language Arts