And their alphabet did not look like ours; pi looked like
The kids have been measuring everything they can with measuring tapes.
We discovered that it is really hard to measure around the edge of a circle.
Luckily a few thousand years ago, some mathemagicians figured out that if you measure a circle at the biggest part (the diameter) and "times it" by 3.14, then you know the circumference.
They called this special number pi.
The kids thought that was pretty interesting. They thought it was neat that mathemagicians have their own secret math code.
I told them that today was Pi Day. 3.14 We counted that March is month number three. And that is is the 14th day of the month. 3.14. That made sense.
Then I really got their attention.
What does the word pi sound like. Hmmmm. Pie?
How do you think we could celebrate Pi Day. Pie did seem like good idea.
The kids could choose either apple or blueberry pie. And three choose apple-blueberry.
Into the oven.
Out of the oven.
Into the tummy.
Even pie measuring. It was also noted that the diameter of the pie was "fatter" than the diameter of the muffin tin opening.
I am thoroughly convinced that my kidlets are brilliant. Even so, I decided against telling them that pi is an eternal and irrational number. I need to leave something for their high school math teachers!
Check out this pi domino spiral. The clip is 3.14 minutes!
maybe I'm finding my inner math geek
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