Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Pi Day is just a "round" the corner!

It is hard to believe how fast the time has flown!  We are so pleased with how much everyone is learning and how many members of our class are challenging themselves.  This week we have been doing additional math activities that are centered around the study of circles and the unique ratio known as Pi.  Please note that our Pi Day Celebration that was originally scheduled for Friday is being moved to this Thursday.  We ask that all students bring the following in as part of this mathematical and circular celebration:


  1. Edible Circular items to share with the class. (this can include oranges, cookies, donuts, pies, cakes, brownies, candies, etc.  There is no need to have one item for each class member as we expect to be able to cut items up as needed from the many offerings available.

  1. A sheet of paper that has a clear and accurate drawing of the circular item to be shared at the celebration, legibly labeling the circumference, radius, diameter, in cm or inches and area in cm or inches squared. (other nomenclature discussed in class such as arcs, segments, chords, and volume, is optional to include).


Students have spent this week learning the names, measuring the parts, and working hard to understand the concepts of circles and pi through models, hands-on learning, and history lessons.  Pi day is designed to celebrate and showcase that learning in a fun and enjoyable way.  If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at any time!

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