On March 14th, Benteen Elementary celebrated National Pi Day with exciting, educational activities. In class, students participated in exercises related with the never-ending number Pi. Students measured circular objects to prove that every circle’s circumference is about 3.14 times longer than the circle’s diameter. They also created color-coated paper chains representing digits of Pi, and each student decorated one or more paper plates with a designated Pi number.
“After completing grade level specific Pi Day activities, the entire student body formed a line outside to emulate the vastness of the number pi,” says Shenita Vaughn, Instructional Coach at Benteen. Students held their Pi numbers proudly as they lined up outside the school.
For the final activity, the students of the month were allowed to throw pies at teacher volunteers. A total of 12 pies were thrown with a ripple effect of laughter and excitement. It was a memorable experience for Benteen students and faculty as they celebrated their appreciation for the number Pi.