Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th around the world, and it’s a fun day to celebrate all things Pi! Pi is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Since it’s an irrational number that continues infinitely, pi is usually shortened to its first few digits: 3.14.
Pi is one of the most widely known special numbers in pop culture and can be a fun way to get kids interested in math. To celebrate this famous number, take a look at these fun Pi Day activities for 2019!
Make mini apple Pi with the whole family
Baking is a fun, easy way to sneak a little math into your child’s life. Plus, learning how to bake and get comfortable in the kitchen sets them up for cooking success in the future! For Pi Day, what’s a more perfect way to celebrate than by baking miniature apple pies with your family? If everyone prefers a different pie filling like blueberries, cherries, or peaches, feel free to use that instead of apples.Other fun ways to celebrate Pi Day
Play a Pi memory game
While waiting for your mini pies to cool, talk about pi. Who can recite the most digits in pi? A Google app called Pi Trainer can help you memorize the numbers in pi, along with other irrational numbers like the Golden Ratio and Tau.
Pi Day isn’t just for pies
Does your family prefer savory food over sweets? Make your own “Pi”zza instead of a pie. Have your kids choose the toppings. Talk about the circumference and diameter of the pizza, how many slices you’d make if you cut it four times, and so on.
Have a Pi Day scavenger hunt — “Pi Spy” — by hiding pi-related or round objects around your home. Some objects you can use might be tennis balls, frisbees, oranges, or round cookie cutters.
Learn more with Stratford School
If you had fun with these math activities on Pi Day, consider setting up other STEM-related activities with your children! Stratford believes it’s important to provide kids with a stimulating learning experience that will spark their interest in STEM subjects and activities. Learn more about our programs for all ages on our website.