Do you normally celebrate Pi Day with your kids? If not, let me invite you to join the many math enthusiasts around the world who celebrate this day each year on March 14.
Not sure what Pi Day is all about? Let me explain!
Pi Day is Coming…Are You Ready? This FR~EE~BIE is Awesome!
Pi Day is a fun celebration of the constant, irrational number pi. This mathematical value is often approximated by 3.14, hence the date of March 14 (or 3/14).
Because pi is the ratio of a circle’s circumference and diameter, this is a great opportunity to explore circles and circle measurements, as well as show kids how the number is derived.
Think this all sounds way too complicated for our youngest mathematicians? It doesn’t have to be! Pi Day can be celebrated with kids of all ages, and I’m excited to share a collection of FREE resources to help you do just that.
The teachers at the Ultimate Math Toolbox have put together a March Math bundle that includes 9 different Pi Day activities for kids in grades K-5.
Here are the Pi Day activities you’ll find:
> Simple, Pi Day singalong songs
> A Pi Day puzzle
> A Pi Day math art project
> Hands on math lessons about circles & pi
> Pi-lentine’s cards to print out and give to friends (like Valentine’s cards)
> Printable Pi Day themed addition game
> Easy Pi Day card game
So whether you celebrate this mathy holiday every year, or have never explored this unique number with your kids, I hope you’ll give it a try this year! Just click the link below to grab the collection of resources.