Today at 9:26:53 am and pm, a once-in-a-century event will take place. At that very second, the date and time will reflect the first ten digits of Pi in perfect order. That’s what makes it Super Pi Day!
Don’t miss the fun of Super Pi Day or you’ll be waiting until the year 2115! Here are some ideas of how to celebrate:
- Check out this music video made by a pi-loving math class! It’s a mathematical twist on the YouTube sensation, “What does the fox say?” It could be the inspiration you need to create your own Pi Day song!
- Bake [or buy] a Pi Day Pie! Add some math to the recipe by using string to measure and check the value of Pi. Pi is the circumference divided by the diameter of a circle. Your results likely won’t be too close to 3.14 so discuss what’s causing the error. (Hint: your baked good is probably not a perfect circle.)
- Read all about the adventures you can have with pi! A new favorite is Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi by Cindy Neuschwander.
- Visit the Seattle Children’s Museum where they’ll be celebrating pi all day long with pizza, baking, and divide the pie story time!
- Plan your own Pi Day Lesson! For a full list of educational Pi Day activities, visit TeachPi.org. You’ll find everything from recitation activities to crafts and stories about the importance of pi.
- Honor Pi with a gift to Zeno! A Pi-worthy gift of $3.14, $31.41, $314.15 or $3,141.59 allows us to build math confidence and skills with kids all year long. Click here to donate!
Where will YOU be on 3/14/15 at 9:26:53? We’ll be at the Pi Day Dash playing math games and enjoying some post-race pie. Comment below and let us know how you are celebrating Super Pi Day!