Pi Day Activities and Free Printables and Posters to Celebrate March 14th in the Classroom

Pi Day Activities and Free Printables and Posters to Celebrate March 14th in the Classroom

Come over to the nerd side... We have pi (and some fantastic printable worksheets) to celebrate Pi Day with your students!

Without a doubt, the history behind 'pi' is an ancient and beautiful one, with evidence of its creation dating back to the Babylonian and Egyptian eras. Math class is the perfect place to celebrate everything pi-related, and below are some pdfs to get the ball rolling!

## 1. History of Pi - Posters, Math Worksheets, and Reading Comprehensions to Celebrate Pi Day

It's crucial that students understand the foundation of 'pi' , and this comprehension and multiple choice activity is a great way to teach your students its history.

## 2. Students Discovering Pi

Learning the history behind pi is only half of the equation; students will appreciate discovering pi themselves! This fun exercise transforms the classroom into an interactive quest to experiment with pi.

The idea is that students will measure and divide a circular object's circumference by its diameter to compare it with the pi constant. Objects can range from bicycle wheels to kiddie pools and trashcan lids, but it is completely up to you what to use.

How close can they get to pi? (It all comes down to accuracy!)

Alternatively, for simplicity, here is a blank table with five rows to fill in with descriptions of a circular object, along with the corresponding diameter, circumference, and area of that object.

## 3. Pi Arts and Crafts

It is never too early to introduce pi to students! They can spend time coloring the pi constant or even a delicious piece of pie for some fun with puns.

For a more hands-on activity, you can create a pi chain with loops of construction paper. We Are Teachers suggests using a different color for each of the ten digits, so each of the construction-paper loops would, therefore, represent a decimal place or digit. Some schools have joined this Pi Day bandwagon and attempted world records! How long will your class's pi chain be?