Pi Day!

March 14 marks Pi Day, an annual celebration of the mathematical sign pi. Founded in 1988 by physicist Larry Shaw, March 14 was selected because the numerical date (3.14) represents the first three digits of pi, and it also happens to be Albert Einstein’s birthday—the perfect pi-incidence.

LaSalle II Middle School math students were busy this March celebrating Pi Week! During Pi Week, math students were able to make discoveries related to the extraordinary number pi (π)! Students participated in the following activities: decorating Pi Day t-shirts that they wore on Pi Day (3/14), watching videos about Pi, completing a discovery activity involving circles, drawing a Pi City skyline, completing a creative research project about Pi facts, working on a collaborative Pi poster in small groups, and much more! We even had a digit competition where the student in each class who memorized the most digits of pi went home with a apple PIE!

 

8th Grade Winners:

  • 8A: Maeve M. (146 digits)
  • 8B: Juan F. (32 digits)

7th Grade:

  • 7A: Najia B. (178 digits)
  • 7B:  Erin W. (56 digits)

6th Grade:

  • 6A: Ellie G. (152 digits)
  • 6B:  Brady A. (102 digits)