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Beginning Programming with Raspberry PI

For Teachers 6th - 12th
This collection contains resources to help one get started with using the Raspberry PI. The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It is a...
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Passport to Pi Day

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
It's Pi Day, and that doesn't mean it's time for dessert. Celebrate March 14th (3/14) in style with a fun collection of activities. Learners keep track of their own progress as they answer questions about the history of pi, find their...
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Decimal Expansion of Pi

For Students 8th Standards
Develop a better understanding of the value of pi. Learners explore the area of a circle using estimation and graph paper. While continuing to estimate the area of the circle using smaller and smaller grids, the number pi emerges. 
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Discovering Pi

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
We are all familiar with the little symbol π, but where does pi come from? Introduce pi to your learners as more than just a number, but a relationship between circumference and diameter. Allow your class to measure different circular...
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Pi Day #1a – Discovering Pi

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Unravel the mystery behind the infamous number pi. Scholars complete a series of activities that explores where pi comes from, its digits and estimation strategies. Pupils should be ready to measure, calculate, and look for patterns to...
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Discovery of Pi

For Teachers 8th Standards
Serve up a slice of math for Pi Day! A combination of fun, hands-on lessons and helpful worksheets encourage learners to practice finding the radius, diameter, and circumference of different circles.
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A Slice of Pi

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Math pupils, by viewing a video, discover the history of pi and some of the applications of its uses in the world today. They conduct an experiment by measuring the diameter and circumference of various circular objects to calculate...
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Pi Day: The Other Math Holiday!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Happy Pi Day! This collection of games, experiments, and activities leads participants through an exploration of the many aspects and attributes of that mysterious quantity, pi. Activities range from using statistical experimentation to...
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Calculating Pi with Darts

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Can pi be calculated through a game of darts? The video shows why this works mathematically and the issues surrounding the methodology. Once participants overcome errors, success through physics and mathematics leads to celebration.
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Let Them Eat Pi

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Looking for a fun and creative way to celebrate Pi Day? Then this is the resource for you. From a scavenger hunt and trivia contest to PowerPoint presentations and skills practice worksheets, this collection of materials is a...
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The Amazing Pi Race

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Add a sense of excitement to your math class with this race across the country. Using their knowledge of all things circular, young mathematicians work in pairs answering a series of pi-related word problems as they hop from one city to...
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Pi Notebooking Pages

For Teachers 5th - 8th
What is it about pi that is so captivating? Learners can take notes about pi and other mathematical concepts on one or all five of these different pi-themed pages.
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Approximating Pi

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Opening with an engaging narrative about the history and idiosyncrasies of pi, this activity quickly gets young geometers involved in the action. They progress from thought experiments about inscribed and circumscribed polygons to...
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A Pi-ece of Florida History

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
It's often said that you can find any number in pi. Individuals first find several important years in Florida history within the digits of pi. They then estimate volumes of people by modeling them as cylinders.
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PI in the SKY

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
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....
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Circles, What Is Pi?

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Understanding the basic of circles is as easy as pi. The resource introduces the definition of a circle along with its dimensions, circumference, diameter, and radius. Using graphics, the video shows the approximation of pi and how to...
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Discovering Pi/Welcome to Pi Day

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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Tau vs. PI

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
What�s wrong with Pi? In this video, Sal considers the question whether the number Tau (_), is a better number to use in our trigonometric model then the traditional PI (�). First, Sal reviews the definition of Pi, the trigonometric...
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Pi Day

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
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...
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Pi Day Fun!

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
In this multi-faceted introduction to pi, participants perform a bevy of pi-related activities. Ranging from measuring household items to singing pi songs and reading pi stories, this fun and non-intimidating resource serves to bring up...
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Pi and Buffon's Matches

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
There's no match for a helpful lesson about pi. Viewers of a video in the Numberphile "Pi" series watch as the narrator tries out the Buffon needle experiment with matches. The video explains how pi relates to the probability...
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Calculate Area Using Pi

For Students 7th - 9th
Geometers find the area of four circles given their circumferences. Circumference is presented in the form of "numeral (diameter) x pi"; the answer key shows solutions as  "numeral (radius squared) x pi," so computation is limited to...
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Finding PI

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students select and use appropriate operations, methods and tools to compute or estimate using whole numbers. They develop and use formulas for determining the circumference and area of circles. Students determine and describe the...
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Understanding Pi.

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Students study the relationship between circumference and diameter to come up with Pi. "In this pi lesson, students measure, record and find the ratio "circumference/diameter" and their average which is an approximation of pi.

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