Fun with Pi

Pi Day is an annual celebration of the mathematical constant π (pi) held on 14th of March to honour the numbers 3, 1, and 4, the first three significant digits of π.

The staff and students of Runnymede college honoured this fascinating constant last week by hosting a day of exciting events for KS3. Activities included estimating the value pie using string on a large scale on the playground as well as replicating the method used by Archimedes in which a range of polygons create an ever increasingly precise estimate for this enigmatic number.

The whole school were also involved in a dingbats treasure hunt, which saw students searching for and solving pi-related puzzles in unlikely places.

The Maths teachers, looking suave and sophisticated in matching pi-day t-shirts were on hand to run the activities, and bombard students and staff alike with exciting pi-related trivia.