Pi Day Fun

pi day slideshowHere, at Madison County Public Schools, we take Pi Day very seriously!

Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world.  Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159.

Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point.  As an irrational and transcendental number, it will continue infinitely without repetition or pattern.  While only a handful of digits are needed for typical calculations, Pi’s infinite nature makes it a fun challenge to memorize, and to computationally calculate more and more digits.

Fifth grade students at Waverly Yowell Elementary School celebrated Pi day by giving their teachers some Pi.  The student in each class who recited the most digits of Pi was able to Pi their math teacher.  The student who was able to recite the most digits of Pi was able to Pi the Principal!  Students who were given this esteemed award are Dustin Richards, Hannah Davis, Mason Brunner, Chris Hagedorn, Whitlee Swink, and Anna Jenkins.  Congratulations to Hannah Davis for getting to Pi Mr. Kubricki!

MCHS and WMS also got in on the fun with Pi Day t-shirt projects, creative baking, and more Pi in the face.

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