Happy Pi Day! Recital 3/14/17
Pi Day is celebrated by math enthusiasts around the world on March 14th (3/14). At Hawthorne's 6th Annual Pi Recital, 143 students in grades 1-5 stretched their brains and memorized digits of Pi (3.1415926535...), which is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Hawthorne's 2017 top reciters memorized over 100 digits of Pi: Gio Santoro (413), Max Wickenkamp (229), Mark Stukel (221), Niko Stathopoulos (171), Caroline Fischer (161), Kailin Mendiola (160), Joey Rinchiuso (146), Will Fischer (126), Anna Filosa (120), Saveen Shah (118), Matt Lizak (114), Clara Fitzer (104), Libby Donaldson (104), Kennedy Mirante (103), and Alexa Klein (101)!
In addition, top primary students were George Redfearn, Grade 3 (58), Jaiden Shah Gr 2 (50), and Michael Dorko Gr 1 (30).
Our brains are amazingly stretchable with such a great capacity so keep exercising them!
2017 Pi Reciters
Problem of the Week
Sam the Squirrel found a basket of pine cones one morning. He decided that every day he would double the number of pine cones in the basket in the morning and eat 2 pine cones out of the basket in the afternoon. At the end of the third day, there were 34 pine cones in the basket. How many pine cones were in the basket when Sam the Squirrel found it?
Three baskets contain a total of 18 apples. The first two baskets contain a total of 11 apples. The second and third baskets contain a total of 9 apples. What is the number of apples in the second basket?
EXTRA CREDIT. Please email your answer or write your solution and work and put it in the extra credit box. Due 4/10
Use the links below to help you improve your memorization of the digits. If you can accurately recite at least 20 digits of pi, you will be recognized.
Pi Trainer (you can use this to practice)
Pi Pi Mathematical Pi Song -You can sing the digits!
List of Pi Digits (over 2000 digits in groups of 10!)
Circle Song-Learn about where we use Pi