Pi Day in Middle School

March 14 marked 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.

Sixth graders participated in Pi Week and all middle school math students participated in Pi Day on Friday, March 13. 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, 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, writing Pi Poetry and much more! We also had our Annual Pi Bee (a memory competition where the student in each class who memorized the most digits of pi went home with an apple PIE)!

The 2020 Annual Pi Bee Winners are:
8th Grade Winners

  • Chloe A. (71 digits)
  • Mariah J. (63 digits)
  • Gabi W. (24 digits)

7th Grade Winners

  • Sebastian V. (135 digits)
  • Brady A. (45 digits)
  • Kevin G. (16 digits) 

6th Grade Winners

  • Danny M. (122 digits)
  • Autumn E. (108 digits)