Any other self-proclaimed math nerds out there? If so, then you might be as excited as I am for I am Pi Day! March 14th is absolutely one of my most favorite days of the year. Why March 14th? Well it all has to do with the digits of pi.

**3.1415926535...**

In fourth and fifth grades, Pi Day is a big deal. Although the kids don't have to know how to calculate circumference or area, they do have to know diameter, radius, and other various parts of a circle. Pi Day is a great way to enrich the standards, get kids excited about math, and is a lot of FUN! We even ordered Pi Day shirts from Amazon!

Each year we setup four or five stations for the kids to rotate through. Some of them are:

1. Pi Day Plates: Students make a spiral of the digits of pi on a paper plate or circle. The more colorful the better!

2. Circle Art: Students create circle pictures using a compass or by tracing circular objects. The circle art project came from Joey Udovich's Circles resource. It is fantastic. You can find it on TeachersPayTeachers.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Circles-A-Look-at-Radius-Diameter-and-Circumference-657525 |

4. Pi Day Bracelets: Students make pi day bracelets using the digits of pi and color-coding odd/even numbers. I found this idea on Cheers to School. Andrea's idea is so cute!

5. Pi Day Cards: Students made Pi Day cards for younger students and/or family members. They have to include facts about pi, pi day, circles, or Einstein. ( His birthday is March 14th!)

6. Pi Day crosswords, word searches, and acrostic poems: Students complete various pi day puzzles and make a pi day acrostic poem. There are many Pi Day freebies you can find online for this.

Last, but certainly not least, we eat PIE! This is the grand-finale! You kind of have to eat some pie on Pi Day.

Freebie: You can download a copy of my circles notes for free.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B--CMOSPXNO8aGhvVUJIQ3FGcHM/view?usp=sharing |

What do you do to celebrate Pi Day??

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