# Pi Day

Discussion in 'Fifth Grade' started by Mr. Fifth, Feb 14, 2010.

1. ### Mr. FifthRookie

Joined:
Jan 13, 2010
Messages:
15
0

Feb 14, 2010

Does anyone celebrate Pi Day on MArch 14th? If so, what tried and true activities do you do? Thanks!

3. ### amakayeEnthusiast

Joined:
Oct 20, 2004
Messages:
2,397
4

Feb 14, 2010

Our 7th and 8th graders celebrate. They have a competition to see who can memorize pi to the most digits (and an assignment is to memorize a certain number). They have pizzas and do a lot of activities with the area/circumference, etc. I know there's more, but I'm not sure what else the do...

4. ### wriceHabitué

Joined:
Nov 13, 2009
Messages:
758
1

Feb 14, 2010

Run around campus with a string and a ruler and try to confirm Pi with circles you find- clocks, manhole covers, Coke cans, posters, tables, P.E.- hula hoops, basketballs, Frisbees...

Joined:
Mar 5, 2008
Messages:
31
0

Feb 26, 2010

I can't.
We're on Spring Break that week. :haha:

6. ### tracykaliskiConnoisseur

Joined:
Jul 16, 2008
Messages:
1,927
1

Feb 27, 2010

I'm so excited to celebrate it this year, but I teach young children. They don't understand it.

7. ### 5thforNow...Rookie

Joined:
May 12, 2010
Messages:
8
0

May 20, 2010

Do it anyway... you may get just one or two that actually "get it" others will get practice measuring and maybe remember 3.14

I realize I'm replying too late... but next year....

We practice doing the string measuring and dividing by diameter...a week before... then on Pi day.. they all bring in pies and we measure those... I made a worksheet/chart to fill out... they must be CALM and work COOPERATIVELY... as soon as a group is done and quiet, they get checked and they get first pick of a piece of pie...

Oh.. the measuring is in the AM the eating is at the END of the day

8. ### 5thforNow...Rookie

Joined:
May 12, 2010
Messages:
8
0

May 20, 2010

One teacher instituted CAKE day later in the year... and they measured the volume of the cakes and area... then ate them!

Joined:
Mar 3, 2010
Messages:
536