Polytechnic School: Happy Pi Day!

Published : Friday, March 15, 2013 | 2:35 AM

Today is Pi Day, a day to celebrate of one of the most used mathematical constants. Pi is defined as the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Since the first three digits of pi are 3.14, Pi Day is observed on March 14. Fifth-graders learned about pi, including reading Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi, measuring circles around the classroom and playground, and calculating the ratio of the circumference to the diameter.

The day’s festivities also included an edible element—who doesn’t want a slice of p, er pie? Pie is such a favorite topic in fifth grade that one student is currently writing an essay extolling the virtues of pie: “Although many people think pie is a sugary, fatty, gooey pastry dessert, it can be a nutritious meal for any occasion … One of my favorites is apple pie with cinnamon. The apple is sweet and crunchy but the cinnamon gives a tasty, subtle spice.” Enjoy Pi Day.

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