March 14th: Pi Day or Pie Day?

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Thu, 04/21/2011 - 13:59

In math students talk a lot about pi, but on March 14th they talk about pie (as well as eat it)!  “Pi day is a holiday that the math world made up to celebrate Pi,” said Mrs. Gleave, math teacher here at SJHS.  On this day, students in Mrs. Gleave’s class discuss pi topics like how many digits of pi they have found, who has memorized the most digits of pi, and how long it took them to recite it.

According to Mrs. Gleave, we have pi day to remember pi and what it means in a fun way.  The students do two fun worksheets dealing with pi, and of course, they eat pie!!  Pi day is on March 14th, or 3-14 for the first digits in pi, every year.  One of the fun things they do is look at a PowerPoint to see all the wacky and cool things about pi.  “Mrs. Gleave, being the awesome teacher she is, gives us pie!” said Jenifer Bate, a ninth grader here at SJHS.  Most students have a great time.  Sean Tedrow, an eighth grader here at SJHS, said, “Mrs. Gleave is a great teacher and makes math fun!”

Kylee Jensen, SJHS Staff Writer