*[Feature photo above by pauladamsmith.]*

Now there is an ancient Greek letter,

And I think no other is better.

It isn’t too tall,

It might look very small,

But its digits, they go on forever.— Scott

Mrs. Mitchell’s Virtual School

## Time to Celebrate

Are your students doing anything special for Day? After two months with no significant break, we are going stir crazy. We need a day off — and what better way could we spend it than to play math all afternoon?

If you need ideas, here are some great pages:

**Printable Pi Day Sudoku**

And another, and another, because with Sudoku, you can’t do just one! And here’s yet one more.**Pi Day ideas & links**from the Math Forum**Pi Day at Mrs. Burke’s Math Page**

Including*Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?*Version 1, Version 2, and Pi Day Jeopardy. These PowerPoint games test your students’ knowledge of math and -related trivia. Older students may prefer the online pi trivia game.**Visualizing Pi**

An informative Pi Day infographic.

Since is eternal, last year’s links are not obsolete. So don’t miss the infamous hot-dog toss, how to find your birthday in the digits of , and more:

## History of Pi

**A Brief History of****The Story of Pi****Things that equal Pi****The “Jewish” or “Bible” value of pi**

Does the Torah really say that = 3?**A Chronological History of Pi with Developmental Activities in Problem Solving**

I would love to use a lesson like this. Unfortunately, it is full of typos and far from user-friendly. Has anyone written a better version?**Archimedes’ method of exhaustion**

I’ll approximate this with my MathCounts kids, using squares and hexagons. Archimedes worked up to a 96-gon, but that is beyond us. High school students may enjoy another Archimedes puzzle.**MacTutor’s History of Pi**

Follow the adventures of from II Chronicles 4 to 20th century Germany, including the still-open question: Is “normal”?**How Pi Was Almost Equal to Three in Indiana**

## Would You Call It Pi-etry?

Who knew mathematicians could be so literary?

**Poetry for Pi Day****Pi-Ku Poetry****A Challenge for Pi Day: Write Your Own Pi-ku**

Add your creation to the comments.**Circle Digits — A Self-Referential Story****Poe, E.: Near a Raven**

## Pi in Your Face

**Fun pi facts and a puzzle**from The Joy of Pi**Pi jokes****The Pizza Theorem**

What is the volume of a pizza of thickness**a**and radius**z**?

## Mathematical Pi Song

And here is Chickenfoot’s favorite YouTube song about :

[If the embedded version doesn’t work, click here.]

Personally, I prefer Professor Lesser’s lyrics:

## And Finally…

For those who hate to join a bandwagon, here is the curmudgeon’s view:

And check out the alternative holiday for pi’s rival:

[**Hat tip:** I found several of these links through Mathmom’s post and the comments that followed.]

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The Teacher’s Potluck Carnival is celebrating Pi Day with some great recipes for round food. Check it out!

Love this holiday! Thanks for the poetry!

Check out Pi Day site http://www.PiDayInternational.org. Has illustrated history of pi, also PiOMatic in Pi Diner – dispenses millions of digits of pi at touch of a button. Also, Pi Day Pi Drop at http://MathematiciansPictures.com/PI/PI-DAY.htm

We (a class of seniors enrolled in calculus) celebrated Pi Day and listened to the rap (from one of my former students) at this site http://www.teachpi.org/index.htm and this one http://www.avoision.com/experiments/pi10k/index.php. We also listened to this tune http://www.vvc.edu/ph/TonerS/mathpi.html. This was !

BTW, I read your blog often, but this is the first time I have left a comment. Thanks for posting so often!

The celebration of Pi Day is fantastic! I cannot wait until next year to celebrate Pi Day in my school media center. Check it out and have fun learning how pi is a part of our every day lives!