Today is March 14th – Pi day! Or more accurately, 3/14 as in 3.14159265359…. To celebrate, we’ve compiled some of the best activities and projects for kids to help you celebrate this wonderful mathematical day! (Psst, it’s also Albert Einstein’s birthday too!)
Pi which in Greek is written with the symbol π, is the ratio of the circumference of any circle to the diameter of the circle. It doesn’t matter the circle’s size is, the ratio will always equal pi. Pi is an irrational number meaning that it never ends.
Mathematics is art so first enjoy the digits of Pi played in this beautiful melody on the piano by Audiodidakt314 on You Tube.
Here’s a round up of printables and activities for kids to help celebrate Pi Day!
And you are never too young to learn about Pi! Pieces by Polly is a Kindergarten teacher who has some fun and cute Kindergarten Pi Day activities for little ones regarding Pi.
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.