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.
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