Back to School Ideas Projects to Celebrate Pi Day

Published on March 7th, 2016 | by Julie Finn

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Projects to Celebrate Pi Day

Projects to Celebrate Pi Day

Pi Day is March 14.

Well, if you want to get nerdy about it, it’s March 14 at 1:59 and 26 seconds, and you know I ALWAYS want to get nerdy!

But for the purpose of celebrating the universal constant that is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, let’s just go with March 14 as a whole. That way we get to celebrate all day!

Days like Pi Day (and Star Wars Day, which comes a couple of months later, and the anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts, also in May), are fun ways to add a little splash of festivity into what would otherwise be a normal day. It doesn’t take a national holiday and a giant feast in order to raise your wands in memory of the fallen on May 2, and you don’t have to spend the entire day at the mall with your extended family on May 4–instead, you get to have a Star Wars marathon!

And the same goes for Pi Day. Don’t be afraid of math–celebrate it! Bake a pie, order a pizza, and check out some of the other super fun projects that you can do to get a little more festive on this most Circular of Days.

clockMakeover any old clock into this even better, Pi-themed one.

Fibonacci art. Circles make a great, easy decoration for a Pi Day celebration, and are even better when you use them to represent the Fibonacci sequence. So pretty!

fruit pizzaNot only is this fruit pizza a healthier option to other Pi Day treats, but it’s also a working pie chart!

pie crust cookiesWhat to do with leftover pie crust? The answer is obviously cookies.

pie in a jarHere are your party favors!

Pi pie toppersHave you solved the printables dilemma? If so, you’re set to make these paper Pi toppers!

Pi scarfLet Pi keep you warm and snuggly! You’ll find the directions and pattern for knitting a Pi scarf here.

a string and a grapefruitIf you want to explain Pi to a kid, the simplest tools are the best. Gather up a string and a grapefruit, and soon kids will be on their way to solving the mystery.

vegan pie recipesMake ALL THE PIE on Pi Day!!!

Image Credit: Happy Pi Day image via Shutterstock

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I'm a writer, crafter, Zombie Preparedness Planner, and homeschooling momma of two kids who will hopefully someday transition into using their genius for good, not the evil machinations and mess-making in which they currently indulge. I'm interested in recycling and nature crafts, food security, STEM education, and the DIY lifestyle, however it's manifested--making myself some underwear out of T-shirts? Done it. Teaching myself guitar? Doing it right now. Visit my blog Craft Knife for a peek at our very weird handmade homeschool life; my etsy shop Pumpkin+Bear for a truly odd number of rainbow-themed beeswax pretties; and my for links to articles about poverty, educational politics, and this famous cat who lives in my neighborhood.



One Response to Projects to Celebrate Pi Day

  1. Cy Tymony says:

    I liked your article because Pi Day should be about Making Math Memorable with hands-on activities.

    A free Pi Day Quiz Card is posted at PiDayFun.com (and at Sneakymath.com) along with more Pi Day links and free projects, which teach fractions, algebra, trigonometry and more.

    Last Pi Day The New York Times’s NUMBERPLAY Column and the National Science Teachers Association posted the ‘Sneaky Pi Detector’ on their Resources for Teachers page and the Great Lake Science Center included it for their celebration:

    Hope you like it and share this with your friends.

    Best regards,

    Cy Tymony

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