Thoughts on Pi Day from Teachers & Kids…
If you love celebrating Pi Day, or memorizing pi’s digits, you can rest assured that you’re not alone. What follows are some statements made by teachers and students who have seen the excitement of a good Pi Day, first-hand. Many of these quotations come from stories in local newspapers in recent years.
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Let’s face it, the day is already so nerdy. But the kids love it.
We wanted to do more than just tell them about it. This allows them to actually become a part of pi.
They’re hitting on many math concepts right now. They’re doing six or seven right now without seeing that they’re doing it.
Pi Day is a perfect day to celebrate mathematics. It gave the students the opportunity to have fun while investigating mathematical concepts and be a little goofy.
Having them find the diameter and radius before they ate the snacks gave them the motivation to practice the formulas. And in the end, they had a blast learning geometry.
It’s like religion. It’s got a lot of mysteries to it, but it’s right there in our midst.
I find the Pi Day projects to be a nice way for the students to tie creativity into our math curriculum.
Planning Pi Day took initiative, creativity and people willing to bypass routines. Thank you, Dallas administrators, teachers and students, for showing us and other districts how to have the strength to play – and learn – together.
This is more fun than doing a math worksheet.
I think it’s fun. It’s fun to see the teachers get so into it.
It’s like having a Math Day. It’s a way to celebrate math in a day.
I don’t look too bad, considering I’ve been dead for 50 years.
I know it doesn’t look that good, but I tried really hard. I cooked it myself.
If you think about it, pi never ends. There’s an infinite space between 3 and 4. It never ends, and that’s weird.
Two hundred digits is just 20 phone numbers. So I thought of it like that.
It’s just a fun party trick. For the right kind of parties, of course.
It’s not like I’m in love with pi or something. I feel like I can do it. It’s something really big.
I heard a 7th-grader should be able to memorize up to the 90th digit, so I’m almost there. It took me two weeks to get the first 86, though.
Going a couple hundred will improve your memory and stuff, but going 40,000 seems to be beating a dead cow.