What are your plans for March 14th, otherwise known as Pi Day ? In our quest to be ever math-powered here at Zeno, it was decided that a sojourn to the 3.14 Bakery might be in order. The 3.14 Bakery & Coffee is located in White Center, and bills itself as a “community gathering place” for the neighborhood. I know what you’re thinking…going to a bakery for work was a grueling assignment. True, but someone had to take it on.
This pie-centric place doesn’t disappoint. If the flaky, delectable treats and fliers posted all round 3.14 for a multitude of community events weren’t impressive enough, I learned on my field trip there that the owner of the bakery is herself a sixth grade math teacher. Swoon!
What are your plans (in the classroom, in the home, in the community) to celebrate math on 3/14? One of Zeno’s partner schools (shout out to South Shore K-8!) is holding a math games night, complete with what else… pizza pie. Other families I know have calculated the circumference of doughnuts …before consumption, of course. And 3.14 Bakery is having a day of celebration, including pie pops.
Here are some additional Pi Day ideas:
- Bake a Pi Day Pie! Check out these delicious recipes
- Love crafts? http://www.exploratorium.edu/pi/pi_activities/index.html
- Find additional Pi Day activities and resources at http://teachpi.org/activities.htm
- Share our two favorite teacher-produced Pi videos with the children in your world (must be able to access YouTube) http://youtu.be/nmXkDbGdD4Q ; http://youtu.be/qsjrjPquqiA