by Marissa H.
March 14th is one of the best days for our wonderful CYMS math teachers. Why? Well, because March 14th is national Pi Day. Pi, otherwise known as 3.14, is a math number used to find the circumference of any circle. Many 8th and 7th graders, if not all of us, use pi very often in math class. Our very own Team H math teacher, Miss Paiva, held a Pi Day for our team on this day because it was so special to her.
When the students arrived in class on March 14th, they were all greeted with a very felicitous Miss Paiva and an abundance of different exciting activities that had to do with pi. Some of these activities included word scrambles, crossword puzzles, and card games that were made to be Pi Day related. The card game was like UNO but instead of laying cards down to match colors or suits, students had to put cards down in the order of the digits of pi: 3.14159265 etc... Miss Paiva also handed out Pi Day worksheets where all of the students could show what they learned about pi throughout the year and answer fun questions (see picture below).
Another great activity that she had set out was a pi chain. The pi chain was basically different colored pieces of construction paper laid out with numbers above them. Students would take the designated numbers of pi and staple colored loops of the construction paper together in the order of Pi. When we finished we had over a hundred numbers of pi done and we hung the chain around the math room walls. It was a fun class to celebrate this meaningful math day!