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Pi Day Poster

Pi Day Poster from Ms. Clark's Classroom

All Time Winner

Sixth grader Helina Hailu won the 2015 Pi Day Contest by memorizing and reciting 1005 digits of pi.

This is an all-time Palms record!

Helina Hailu

Pi Day

pi symbol


Pi Day 2019:

Thursday, March 14

Pi Day celebrates the mathematical number π (pi).

A Pi Day celebration, organized by our sixth grade math teachers, is held on March 14 (better known as 3/14) if it's a school day, or a day close to 3/14.

On Pi Day students learn about pi by reading stories, measuring the circumferences and diameters of circles, and recording the ratios. They confirm that pi is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter no matter how big or small the circle is.

Students are asked to record the digits of pi on graph paper and to memorize as many digits as they can. They enjoy the challenge and can be heard reciting digits to each other during homeroom and nutrition. Most students learn at least a few digits and some learn hundreds!

Pi Day is a fun teaching experience for our sixth grade math teachers and a fun learning experience for our 6th grade students. We can't wait for next year!

Pi Day Contest

Each math class holds an in-class pi-reciting contest and enjoys circular treats donated by parents (thanks, parents!). The top representative from each 6th grade math class competes in a final contest and all of these finalists get a pizza lunch and a certificate.

The three students who recite the most digits of pi are our Pi Day Winners. For example, each may get a Free Math Homework pass, a certificate to In-N-Out Burger, and a 1st Place, 2nd Place, or 3rd Place winner certificate!

2019 Pi Day Contest Winners

Pi Day Winners
Pi Day Winners
Pi Day Winners
Pi Day Winners

See Also

Past Pi Day Contest Winners (2012-2018)