A Pi Day to remember
Loveland Middle School (LMS) students joined math fans around the globe celebrating Pi Day Friday, March 14 (3.14). (Just a refresher – Pi is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159.) It also happened to be the birthday of well-known Physicist Albert Einstein – and the students incorporated a birthday celebration into their studies.
"We decided to celebrate Pi Day as a way to get our students thinking about math outside of class,” explained Jayson Bruce, LMS math teacher. “We also wanted them to be able to showcase their creativity and talents through these projects. It was a great way to cover our curriculum as well as have a lot of fun."
Student made Pi videos, created Pi artwork and had a Pi recitation contest – as well as a Pi fashion show.
"Pi Day was a huge success! Our students really rose to the occasion and I was impressed with the effort they put into making the day great,” said Kristen Rigby, LMS math teacher. “The videos, haiku's, posters and food were all amazing. I hope this is something they remember for a long time."
Click the links to see a sample of the student projects: