On Thursday this week, in the Prep School, pupils were focussing on Pi and its value within Mathematics, through a range of activities to celebrate Pi Day!
The reason that it is celebrated on 14th March is because the date, in the typical American format where the month precedes the day, reflects the first three digits of Pi (3.14).
Pi, known as the Greek letter π, is a mathematical constant used most commonly working with the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter.
To learn more about Pi and its importance, pupils from various year groups took part in making colourful ‘Pi Skylines’ and ‘Pi Chains’, allowing them to design creative and memorable pieces of work that would reflect the value of Pi visually.
The most impressive piece of Pi knowledge from a pupil, however, came from one of our amazing Year 6s, who was able to memorise and recite the number to an incredible 115 digits, an amazing feat!
There was also time to celebrate Pi Day in a more edible sense, with deliciously sweet pies baked for the children to enjoy, of course decorated with the synonymous π symbol.