Just a quick warning that this very Friday is Pi Day! The day we celebrate 3.14.
I gathered together some fun Pi Day activities:
- Make a pie, of course! We use a gluten free crust from Gluten Free Baking Classics, which I honestly like better than gluten crusts (no worries about over-working the dough!). I have canned cherry filling, canned pumpkin, canned blueberries, and a few types of pudding. I have no idea which kind(s) we’ll make. Also, I have a few frozen gluteny crusts in the fridge, in case I don’t feel like cooking. (Also, I can’t eat canned cherries, so we might just make the cherry pie in the frozen crusts).
- Watch some pi-related Vi Hart videos. If you’ve never heard of her, she’s highly amusing, very mathy, and explains neat math concepts with doodles.
- Cutting Pi is an activity where you use string to measure the circumference of a circle and see how man diameters you can cut out of it. I highly recommend this one.
- Read Sir Cumference and The First Round Table, Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi, Sir Cumference and the Sword in the Cone, or Sir Cumference and the Isle of Immeter.
- Visit the Pi Day webpage.
- Wikipedia has a short history of Pi Day.
- Visit or hangout with the Exploratorium, which celebrated the first Pi Day.
- Try to complete the Pi Day Challenge, on online series of pi-related logic puzzles.
- A Pinterest page of excellent and humorous Pi Day graphics.
- The digits of pi as music.
Other Pi Day activity lists:
- The National Teachers Council of Teachers of Mathematics even has a Pi Day page.
- Just search Pinterest for Pi Day.
And don’t forget to plan a really big party for next year — 3/14/15 at 9:26:53 will be amazing! (3.141592653…)