Passport to Pi Day

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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 own birthday in the digits of pi, and create a string of colored beads to represent the first 40 digits of pi.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Go over the stations and activities in advance, so learners are ready on the actual day
  • Host a school-wide Pi Day celebration, inviting younger students to learn about Pi and rational numbers
Classroom Considerations

  • Cover of the packet is in color
  • Consider shrinking the packet down to half a page size, making it easier for class members to carry
Pros

  • Fun and engaging for math learners of all levels
  • Encourages learners to extend their own instruction by offering extra credit opportunities for completing more than the required amount of stations
  • A great example of 1:1 implementation as individuals move through the stations
Cons

  • Station 4 discusses a story about pi, but does not include titles or authors
  • You'll need to adjust the format of the worksheets to create a cleaner and more streamlined packet
Common Core