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Pi day at Babington

Posted on: 14/03/2018

Pi day is celebrated on March 14th (3.14) all around the world.  π, the Greek letter pi, is the symbol used in maths to represent a constant – the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.

Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal however as an irrational and transcendental number it will continue infinitely without repetition or pattern.

We have been celebrating pi day this year by having a lunch menu, in the week leading up to pi day, involving different pies each day. Monday, Wednesday and Friday served a choice of savoury meat or vegetable pies and Tuesday and Thursday served a selection of sweet dessert pies.

On Pi day itself students will be involved in a competition to design a new Pi themed badge for the staff to wear next Pi day.  The bells for the day will be a combination of recent chart songs, which have been adapted to be about pi, or have the values of pi worked in as the chords of the classical piece. All KS3 students will be involved in some Pi themed activities in their maths lessons.  These will range from competing to see who can memorise the most digits of pi in 4 minutes, writing a story using the digits of pi to limit the length of each word, writing a rap/poem/song about pi and creating an artistic representation of pi.