Pi Day Activities and Lesson Plans


Pi Day is March 14 (3.14)

Great Pi Day Activities for Teachers
A list of activity ideas submitted by teachers.

Celebrate Pi Day – The Irrational Webquest
A web-based inquiry to explore the meaning and history of Pi and calculations involving Pi.

Activities and Links for Pi Day
Resources from the Exploratorium, where Pi Day was founded by physicist Larry Shaw.

Pi Day Activities
This site has activities for crafts, contests, eats, songs & arts, donations, fun with digits, events, projects, and lessons.

Pi Day Activities by Nancy Powell
Pi learning activities for six learning stations.

March14 is Pi Day
14 Fun Math and Geometry Activities to Celebrate the Most Useful Irrational Number

The Derivation of Pi
Students use real-world objects to understand the concept of a constant such as pi. (Grades 6-8)

Pi Day Songs

Pi Trivia Quiz

How to Calculate Pi by Throwing Frozen Hot Dogs
This one sounded like too much fun not to include.  :)

Pi Day Challenge
The site says, “The Pi Day Challenge is a series of puzzles that are logic-based.”  Problem: I couldn’t find any other details on the site.  I believe the puzzles will show up on 3.14, so check back!

Joy of Pi
Facts and resource links for learning about Pi.  You can also find information about the book.

Pi Tip:  If you want to type the pi symbol (π), hold down the Alt key and press 227 on the numeric keypad.

Books about Pi

Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi (A Math Adventure)

Piece of Pi: Wit-Sharpening, Brain-bruising, Number-Crunching Activities with Pi (Grades 6-8)


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