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Take a Piece Out of These Pi Resources: South Carolina PBS LearningMedia

March 6, 2018 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Image of Pi equation on a blackboard

A math resource that is more than what meets the pi!

Pi is a very special ratio which calls for a very special holiday! Pi is the ratio of a circle's circumference (distance around the circle) to its diameter (distance across the circle). Watch a video that introduces your students to pi and the history behind it! Explore Resource

Recommended Resources:

Knights of Pi - Grades 5-8

Battle dragons and solve problems as you explore the kingdom. This interactive game focuses on geometric reasoning- with special focus on angles, triangles, and circles. Discover Resource

 

Pi & Fibonacci Sequence - Grades 6-12

Explore intriguing appearances of pi and the Fibonacci sequence outside of mathematics. Although well-known in mathematics, the numbers of the Fibonacci sequence are also frequently found in the natural world, such as in the number of petals on flowers and the number of spirals of a pine cone. Discover More

 

Calculating Pi with Darts - Grades 6-12

Pi can be calculated using a random sample of darts thrown at a square and circle target. The problem with this method lies in attempting to throw "randomly." Learn how to do it in this video! Discover More

 

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