We know you’re all excited about pi(e) day. Even if you don’t happen to be a math teacher, you can celebrate. Celebrate with pi or pie, whatever you prefer. If you are teaching about pi, we’ve put together a small collection of resources below. If you have any favorite resources or lesson plans that we haven’t included, you can weigh in down in the comments, by mentioning @edudemic on Twitter, or join the conversation on the Edudemic Facebook page.
Resources For Teaching About Pi
- TeachPi.Org has quite possibly the largest variety of pi resources out there. As you’d probably assume from the name of the site.
- Visualize the first million digits of pi
- National Council of Teachers Of Mathematics Pi Day Resources
- MathWorld’s 35 Pi Resources
- Exploratorium’s Pi Day Resources. The exploratorium is a hands-on museum of science, art, and human perception in San Francisco. Physicist Larry Shaw founded pi day whilst working there.
- Learn About the history of Pi
- Learn about Larry Shaw, founder of pi day
- Read an interview with Larry Shaw and the other founders of pi day
- Did you know that pi day also happens to be Einstein’s birthday?
- Einstein’s alma mater, Princeton, hosts a crazy number of events to celebrate his birthday and pi day.
There are a ton of lesson plans about pi swimming around out there on the web. Here are just a few:
- Teachers First
- Alabama Learning Exchange
- Exploratorium’s Pi Activities
- Interactive Circle teaching tool
- Math Goodies