Pi Day

This Pi Day activity & project also includes:

Did you know a mathematician's favorite dessert is a fruit "pi"? By participating in a fruit cutting activity, young mathematicians realize one constant—the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter is always pi. It is a perfect activity to incorporate on Pi Day. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Collaborate with the physical education department at school so that the kinesthetic aspects of the lesson can be implmented during their PE time
  • Invite scholars to bring in their favorite round fruit to use on the day of the lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson requires Hula Hoops, round fruit to be cut, a large open space, and rulers
  • Scholars should be familiar with pi
  • Take food allergies into consideration prior to bringing in and eating certain types of fruit 
Pros

  • This lesson builds community and communication within the classroom and reinforces the concept of pi while keeping engagement through games 
Cons

  • None
Common Core