October 10, 2015

- Create a Pi Chain – can be done as a paper chain or as a beads project. Each color represents a different number in the Pi sequence.

- Memorization Contest – see who can memorize Pi to the furthest digit. The current Guinness World Record is held by Lu Chao of China, who, in 2005, recited 67,890 digits of pi.

- Have student memorize famous quotes from Albert Einstein. Some of my favorite are:
*If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough. Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.*And*Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.*

- Find circular baked goods and solve for Pi then have a Pie Party. Easiest way to solve for pi is with the use of a string that they wrap around the baked good and use as their measuring tool.

- Pi Day Scavenger Hunt.

3 – Geometric Solids

1 – US city with a ZIP code containing the first 3 digits of pi then first 5 digits

4 – Capital letters of the alphabet that have rotational symmetry.

1 – US state which tried to legislate a value for pi

5 – Formulas which include π

9 – Labels or advertisements for products which use circles in their name or logo

2 – US cities with names that have references to something circular

6 – US state flags which include circles in their design

5 – Sports or games which use a circle or a sphere in their play

3 – Famous people with birthdays on March 14

5 – Movie titles with references to something circular

8 – kinds of candy that comes in a circular pieces

9 – Song titles with references to something circular

7 – Different types of pie