CavLibrary hosted its first Pi Day Celebration Learning Stations on 3.13.15 in collaboration with Mrs. Beth Stigall’s Algebra I classes. Students rotated through six interactive media and measuring stations to explore the concept of Pi and to demonstrate their knowledge of measuring the circumference and diameter of circles and spheres.
Station 1: Pi Day Prezi
Students navigated through the teacher-made Pi Prezi and responded to questions.
Station 2: Students watched the video “How Pi Was Almost Changed to 3.2”
Station 3: Students listen and view three YouTube videos featuring songs about Pi.
Station 4: Students measured three circular objects to determine their circumference and diameter, recording the measurements in a table to be averaged at a future station.
Station 5: Students measure spheres and record their circumference and diameter.
Station 5: Students use their measurements from stations 4 and 5 to calculate the ratio of each object’s circumference and diameter and then average those ratios. MOST of them were quite close to the anticipated 3.14.
Culminating Activity: Refreshments! What is Pi Day without a little Pi(e)?
A huge thank you to Ms. Erin Tims and her Culinary Arts 2 students for baking our delicious pies!
An added bonus…Pi in book titles. Each book has the number in its title.