Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Activities for PI Day: 19 Sites to Spark Your Students' Interest

Math teachers around the globe will be celebrating on March 14th, which commemorates the mathematical constant  π. (It is also Albert Einstein's birthday!) Wikipedia's definition is as follows: "The number π is a mathematical constant that is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter and is approximately equal to 3.14159."  There are many things that math teachers can do to make the celebration fun for their students. Please share any of your additional ideas in the comments section below.

Activities and Links- from the Lesson Plans Page

Discovering the Magical Pi- lesson plan from TeacherVision; fro grades 6-8

Estimating Pi Three Different Ways-from the New York Times Learning Network

Exploring Pi- fro from Scholastic; grades K-8

The Irrational Webquest- from Math Goodies

Lessons and Activities- from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Lesson Plans and Other Activities for Pi Day- from Education World

Math Resources for Pi Day- from NEA

Pi Across America- activities, word problems

Pi Day- the official site offers tee shirts, videos, news and events

Pi Day Activities- Pinterest board

Pi Day Activities and Lesson Plans- from A to Z Teacher Stuff

Pi Day Fun- from the Mensa Foundation

Pi Day Teacher Resources- from the Lesson Planet

Pi Day Theme Unit- from edHelper; printables in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian

Pinterest Board About Pi

Teach π- "A one-stop Pi Day shop for teachers and number lovers"; activities, music,stories, people

Videos for Pi Day- from WatchKnowLearn; covers ages 7-18

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