Pi Day is a day set aside to celebrate the mathematical constant, π. Founded by Physicist Larry Shaw in 1988, it has become one of the celebrated days in countries that follow the month/day (m/dd) date format. Pi day is usually celebrated annually on March 14 because the digits in the date, March 14 or 3/14, are the first three digits of π (3.14).
This year 2019 marks the thirty-first annual National Pi Day, and HS&MS students at Shuren-Ribet Private School were not left out in celebrating Pi day. There were lots of exciting, informative, and collaborative activities. We had “Pi Internet Scavenger Hunt” activity, where the HS students eagerly shared their findings on pre-assigned research questions on the story of Pi with all in attendance. In the “Pi-themed Classroom” activity, students were excited as they worked in groups to search and find objects which are used daily during lessons in the math classroom, and representing the digits of Pi.
The winning group received a price for their outstanding teamwork! Students had the opportunity to display their retention skill as they tried to find out who could memorize the most digits of pi in the “Pi Student” Challenge. The winner Tina, from grade 7 set an excellent record of memorizing over a 100 digits of pi! She received a well-deserved pizza for the hard work. Since Pi means circles, and circles mean pizza, we concluded the celebration with a pizza party. It was a fun-filled day!
We are grateful to all the teachers and students who contributed to the success of the event. We also want to say thank you to our Head of School, Mr. Peter for gracing the occasion with his presence. Happy Pi Day!