## Seeing Pi Activity

All you need for this “Seeing Pi Activity” is a tube of tennis balls. Which value is greater – the height of the can of tennis balls or the circumference of the can of tennis balls? The answer might surprise you or your students! I closed out each class period with an activity called Seeing …

## Pi Birthday Search Activity

Where does your birthday appear in the digits of pi? This fun pi day activity makes a fun contest that requires absolutely no skill whatsoever. Whose birthday appears the latest in the digits of pi? My mom picked up some boxes of nerds candy for me during Valentine’s clearance time, so I gave them away …

## Pi Day Songs

Bring some musical fun to your Pi Day celebrations with these Pi Day songs! First hour, I gave my students the option of singing The Pi Song which is to the tune of “Are You Sleeping?”  My students did not want to participate.   So, I made a fool of myself and sang the song …

## Tossing Pi Activity

This tossing pi activity generates the digits of pi after collecting data from tossing toothpicks on a sheet of paper. Students will be shocked at the results! Here are the instructions: Ideally, this activity, also known as Buffon’s Needles, is used to reach an approximation of pi.  Some of my group’s approximations were much more …

## Cutting Pi Discovery Activity

Looking for a fun way for students to discover the mathematical meaning of pi on Pi Day? Check out this cutting pi activity that involves scissors, string, and circular objects from around your classroom. First hour, we did a cutting pi activity. Students looked around the room to find circular objects to trace. Then, they …

## Pi Memorization Contest

Looking for a fun activity for Pi Day? Read on to learn about how I host a digits of pi memorization contest in my high school math classroom. Several days before our Pi Day celebration, I informed them of the upcoming holiday.  Most of my students had never heard of pi day before.  I invited …