Tips and Ideas / Feb 24, 2019

Best Pi Day Classroom Resources

A great opportunity to explore pi and math-related concepts is on Pi Day! We thought we’d help you sort through all of the great teaching resources online for helping you celebrate Pi Day.  Here are our best finds for ensuring maximum Pi Day fun and learning!

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Pi-day Parties

Let’s get real – Pi Day practically screams “Party” for any math classroom across all grade levels. Not only is the day literally 3.14, but it is also Albert Einstein’s birthday. What a perfect time to gather some classroom volunteers and throw a marvellous math celebration with plenty of pie! Check out this post for some super creative Pi Day party inspiration.  We loved the idea of having a pi(e)in the face fundraiser!

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Pi-day Crafting Activities

Another stellar way to celebrate Pi Day is with a math lesson that leaves a lasting impression on your student’s minds. When it comes to planning Pi Day activities for your younger ones, it may be a challenge. We searched high and low for lessons that are guaranteed to delight your little math enthusiasts. Here is a resource that won’t disappoint.  Don’t worry, we have something for the older kiddos, too!

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Pi-day Lesson Plan Ideas

Ultimately, pi is the number that defines the relationship of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. For the older kiddos there are tons of free resources on Teacher’s Pay Teachers, but we really like Kate Bing Coners’ Pi-day Investigation Activity. Also, head on over to ClassTag Rewards and grab a Biography on Albert Einstein!

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Celebrate Pi-day Outside

What better way to celebrate than to get your students outside and interacting with circles and spheres?! Nothing says Spring like being back out on the playground and enjoying some active learning under the sun. This final resource will not only get your students actively learning about circles, but it will also promote physical-development skills and expose them to science concepts!

Whether you choose to throw a Pi Day bash, great crafty with pi related lessons, or get active with circles and spheres, we hope your classroom’s Pi Day is an ultimate blast! Hopefully these resources will help you plan your perfect Pi Day and maybe even spark your own unique Pi Day tradition. Here’s one final resource that is great fun, “What Pi Sounds Like” by Michael Blake. And of course, happy Pi Day!

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