PI Day

Once again, students in year 7 to year 9 have been celebrating Pi day with a selection of fun interactive pi related activities.
The day was a great success – there was even a Pi Baking Competition and a cake sale to raise money of the school’s charity!

By measuring circles outside in the playground, Year 7s used a method used by Babylonians over 3500 years ago to discover the relationship between the circumference and diameter of a circle.

Year 8s carried out Buffon’s Matchstick Experiment to estimate the value of Pi using probability, whilst students’ construction skills were testing in Year 9 when Archimedes’ investigation was carried measuring inner and outer polygons of a circle to find yet another estimate for Pi.
All in all a fantastic day for Mathematicians everywhere!.

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