Skip to Content

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?

pi birthday search activity

My mom picked up some boxes of nerds candy for me during Valentine’s clearance time, so I gave them away as prizes in the next contest.  Unlike the pi recitation contest, this contest required no skill or effort.

We searched pi to find out whose birthday showed up the farthest in the digits of pi.  The link we used to search pi was

Message on Smartboard: Whose birthday shows up the farthest in the digits of pi?

As we looked up each student’s birthday in pi, they wrote the digit location of their birthday on their dry erase boards.  The student with the highest number won the candy!