Pi Day - A fun way to celebrate Maths
Pi Day on Monday 14th March 2016 gave us a fun way to celebrate Maths with challenges about pi. What is pi? It’s a mathematical constant, the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. This year, it’s a once-in-a-century occasion, because if you round pi to 4 numbers after the decimal point, it comes out as 3.1416 – the date of pi day!
Pupils learned about Pi today through presentations on the history and uses of Pi and were asked to think of ways to memorise as many of Pi's digits as possible, through song, for example. They were set the challenge of being able to recite, from memory, the value of Pi to 30 decimal places by next lesson. Winners will be awarded a prize! Our last top winner was a Year 9 pupil, so let’s see who can beat him on 3.14.16.