Friday, March 16, 2012

Pi(e) Day

March 14th (3.14) was Pi Day!  Thanks to the movie "Night at the Museum 2", Serena has '3.14159265' securely locked in her little brain long before this year's Pi Day.  Not that she really knew what it meant then.  We got that straightened out this week as we celebrated Pi Day with our South Delta homeschool friends.  We sang Pi song, told Pi jokes, played math games, and of course ate pies!

"Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi" by Cindy Neuschwander is a hilarious book that uses a fairy tale (with ingenious names!) to explain the relationship between circumference and diameter, i.e. Pi!  The author has written a series of "Sir Cumference" math adventures; Serena can't wait to read them all now.

What do you get when you divide the circumference of a jack-o-lantern by its diameter?  Pumpkin pi.

Happy Pi Day!

1 comment:

  1. Very nice Nanny loves pumpkin pie
    The pies look yummy!!!
    Love Nanny & Papa