Pi Charts Help Middle School Students Learn about 3.14…

Middle school students in Ms. Miranda’s math class took the number Pi into their own hands to celebrate Pi Day, which took place on March 14.

Students created Pi charts. They cut out strips of paper to represent each digit of Pi. Then, they taped the strips down on paper and treated it as though it were the diameter of a circle. Using the strips, students were able to find area and circumference of a circle that would have the diameter they cut.

Students were required to complete at least 3.14, but some went a bit further – and completed up to 3.141592654.  Wow – what an engaging lesson!