Pi Day is celebrated by math enthusiasts around the world on March 14th. Pi = 3.141592653. SiaTech Principal Victoria Collins hosted a Pi Day Fun day for students to commemorate the day. SiaTech students learned that Pi, Greek letter (π) , is the symbol for the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. The students were tasked to learn the number to the 9th term by seeing the number and then participating in various kinesthetic activities such as hoola-hoops and juggling before reciting the number. The students also made bead bracelets that represented the Pi numbers and they made cards with the Greek letter (π) and ratio on it.
Mrs. Collins said that research shows that if students engage in these types of activities while trying to memorize something that they will store the information into their long term memory faster. For their efforts, the students were rewarded with various pies throughout the day. Ms. Collins said the students and staff all had a great time learning and eating pie!