Saturday, March 17, 2012

Pi Day

Pi Day Wednesday went off without a hitch. It was great. The students were engaged and excited throughout the day. The only disappointment was that it was a minimum day and we had to rush through the last activity a bit. It was a great refresher, both in reviewing the standards and a sweet change from the hard hitting testing reviews and practice we've been doing so much of lately.

We started Pi Day with some poetry and figurative language. Students wrote a poem where the number of words in each line followed the digits in pi. Here are a few samples. 

Then we reviewed pi by creating a pie on a paper plate and measuring diameter and radius Then we figured circumference and area. 

Students measuring the tether ball court outside to write area and circumference in terms of pi. 

Is that your final answer?

After lunch we were back inside measuring smaller edible circles. They had to measure the diameter, and then figure out the radius, circumference and area of the circle before partaking. 

Find that area!

The Ding Dongs were a big hit! 

For my very first Pi Day, I'd say it was a great success. I got a few hems and haws from some of the old school teachers. I'm sure they didn't approve. Oh well.

My full day of activities are available on my TPT store here.


  1. Hi Mrs. Piper:
    I just posted about Pi Day today too!

    There's a Linky Party at

    Come on over and join us!


  2. Love your pi day ideas!! Saving for next year :)
    To The Square Inch

  3. My grade partner came up with a cool Pi Day activity involving bubbles and the relationship between the circumference and diameters of the bubbles kids blew on their desks. It was a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing your great activities. ~Stacy @