Woot, woot! It’s that time of year again! π Day is every March 14th (3.14, get it?! Love it!?).
Last year we had a fun π Week, but this year I thought I’d dial it back to build up the anticipation for NEXT YEAR, the Ultimate π Day! Why, you might ask? Pi is 3.141592… making next year 3.14.15! I know, I know, throughout history many have lived, but will not have the joy of living through the ultimate π day. Only one more year, people. Only one more year!
In case you’re a bit rusty on math, π comes from taking the circumference of a circle and dividing it by its diameter. π never stops, never repeats, is irrational (in the mathematical sense, not emotionally), you always see something different and it is quite mysterious. Is that not a beautiful description of God? That every single circle literally radiates the glory and majesty of God is, simply, breath taking.
Stop and just glance around you, how many circles do you see? I see them in
the opening of a vase
the base of my timer
the top of a small table
the power chord plug for my computer
Each item mentioned contains π. Can’t help it. Can’t stop it. Every single circle holds infinity. Meditate on that today! A stop light? Not just one, but three circles declaring the glory of their Maker. A meal, don’t even get me going with all of the circles.
To help with Pi fun, I’ve got resources from previous Pi days, and a few new ones.
- Pi songs! — two fun pi songs. One sings Pi’s value and the others plays Pi based on do=1, re=2, mi=3. Both are AWESOME.
This video is hosted by Danica McKellar (of the Wonder Years) and has a fun rendition of “Dance of the Sugar Pi Fairies.” Thanks to my sister Laura for sharing it with me!
- Pi cartoons! — last year the two favorites of my students: “mind blown” (wish you could have heard the gasps!) and Pi’s full name. Thanks to my friend LeAnne for sharing the following morsel with me!
- These jokes will tickle your Pi bone — Pi jokes never get old :)
- Pi-ku, we do love you –Remember Hai ku? 5-7-5? Well Pi-ku is 3-1-4. Click on over and read the comments — the Pi-ku is stunning (even some in Chinese!)
To prime the pump, I’ll share previous submissions.
not just for shapes
Three year olds
Make me smile
Life springs from
Joys and sorrows
Can’t wait to hang out with you in the comments! What did you think of the Sugar Pi Fairies? The pi songs are stunning, no?! And the cartoons and jokes never get old! Add a new Pi-ku! Look at all the fun Pi offers :). Thank you God for your fun creative hand seen in this aspect of your creation! Amen and amen.
Amy L. says
Love the jokes! I was going to mention next year, 3.1415, but you already did! Why did I think I’d beat YOU to it? :) Ready to celebrate, even if alone.
Hope your plans went on and on :)
One of our MTFers mention it was Pi day and I said, ” Really, well in that case I fully except to see something about it in Amy Young’s The Messy Middle. She is totally into Pi.” Sure enough there it is in my emails. Had to show him and a couple others your emails. The love the photo.
Looking forward to your excited over this next year. :)
Rhonda, your comment made me smile!!! I love that you have such confidence in me AND that I am so predictable :)
High Pi!! Oh what a joy it was to share pi with several classes today!! we ate round food (even a couple of pie’s), read Sir Cumference and the Dragon Pi, measured things, wrote Pi-etry (nearly a pi-ku but now the words must have a certain number of letters based on pi), shared some jokes, and found the volume of Oreos. i’m now on the hunt for Pi tights… that’s the one thing that would make pi day even better
Sir Cumference and the Dragon Pi!!! I bet your class was a’buzz in Pi love!
My wife Wendy!
How sweet, Mike!
appoint, do you!
Kimberly Todd says
Today is Basil’s 3rd birthday and I made him a new playlist so of course I had to add “what pi sounds like.” Thanks for the idea!
I’m plugging my ears … what’s that you say, the child, is what? three weeks old?!
Truly grateful for him and that he’s a healthy three year old!!
A few Pi-ku for you today as Pi day comes to a close in my part of the world:
me, who wanders.
Just like that–
poured over me.
please let me pass!
of my grandma.
I love these! You are truly a Pi-Ku master :)
It was fun to give it a try!
Mark Allman says
I guess those people in the year 1592 were just blowing up twitter don’t you think.