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Pi Day celebrated at Oak Hills Elementary

Posted: April 16, 2013 2:00 a.m.
Updated: April 16, 2013 2:00 a.m.
 

Third grade students at Oak Hills Elementary School in Valencia recently celebrated Pi Day. Pi Day is celebrated on March 14 around the world.

Pi (Greek letter "π") is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159.

Students learned about, discussed, and participated in math activities all day.

They created fraction pizzas, made "circumference" hats, painted, studied bicycle radius and diameter, and many other hands-on activities.

They ended the day, with a treat — chocolate moon pies.

One student was asked what he liked best about the day, and he said: "I liked when the students took turns trying to try to write the actual number for Pi. After four posterboards, we had to stop, even though the number goes on forever." The day was challenging and fun for the students.

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