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Hi Member,
What are your Pi Day plans for this year?  I asked Allison Krasnow—a Math for America Master Teacher at Willard Middle School in Berkeley, CA—and you’d think I was asking about her plans for Thanksgiving! Allison and her entire math department go wild for Pi.   
Willard Middle School plans weeklong festivities including Pi trivia games, contests to recite Pi to the highest digit, a search to find your birthday in Pi, and lots more.  It all leads up to a big all-you-can-eat Pie Party featuring Pi Fashions and Pi Raps and Poems.

Allison, who is featured in one of our Teaching Channel Math videos, says it’s fun to celebrate a number and it’s a good way to help kids begin to understand where Pi comes from, why it’s important and where it shows up in the real world.
It’s not too late to find a way to celebrate—plan something simple for this Wednesday, March 14.
We’d like to share 3.14159… great math videos with you today—but, you’ll have to settle for just an even three. 
Director of Educational Programming
Watch our wonderful Pi Advocate Allison Krasnow in action as she shows her students a clever way to master adding integers.
Six Cars!  Six Winners! See how this teacher uses a lottery game to introduce functional relationships.
Build positive classroom culture around tough problems! Enjoy this teamwork approach to problem solving.
I spent the week at SXSWedu. Check out my new blog post for free and affordable classroom resources - including 3 Great Ideas and a Top Ten List!
Join Tch and more than 10,000 educators at the 2012 Celebration of Teaching & Learning on March 16-17 in NYC.

Our very own Sarah Brown Wessling will be leading a session on March 17, PD Your Way: How to Learn from Online Video

Sarah will also be signing her new book, Supporting Students in a Time of Core Standards: English Language Arts, Grades 9-12.
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