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These problems require knowledge of pi, the use of pi in a formula, or develop a student's understanding of pi, an irrational number. Pi Day is often celebrated on March 14 in schools in the United States.

Related Resources
Interactive resources from our Math Tools project:
   Math 7: Number Sense
The closest match in our Ask Dr. Math archives:
   Middle School: Pi
   FAQ: About Pi
Resources from our Teacher2Teacher service:
   FAQ: Pi
NCTM Standards:
   Number and Operations Standard for Grades 6-8

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Accuracy Please - Judy Ann Brown
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. Considering precision, accuracy, and appropriateness in finding the volume of a cone. ... more>>

Baking Blackberries - Annie Fetter
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 1. Which rectangular baking dish should I use? ... more>>

Bella's Bagel Bakery - Suzanne Alejandre
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 1. How much more area is covered with cream cheese on the large bagel than on the small bagel? ... more>>

Building a Snow Statue - Judy Ann Brown
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. Determine the height of a snow statue using the given information. ... more>>

Chamique the Archer - Mr. Marthinsen's Geometry Class
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. Chamique wants to know the probability of hitting a bull's-eye with a randomly shot arrow. ... more>>

He Ate It All! - Mr. Marthinsen's Geometry Class
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. The professor ate an entire pizza in 28 minutes. Figure out the size of the pizza. ... more>>

Partial Area - Judy Ann Brown
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. Find the area of the portion of the circle that is not included inside the inscribed square. ... more>>

Peanut's Back Yard - Jonathan Bauer
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. Peanut, the overexcited dog, makes 40 laps around a stake and travels a total distance of 1 mile. If his bowl of water is 20 feet away from the stake, can he get a drink? ... more>>

Pi Day - Let's Eat Cake! - Judy Ann Brown
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. In honor of Pi Day we will be comparing the volumes of slices taken from round and rectangular cakes. ... more>>

Pi Day Treats - Judy Ann Brown
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. Help Mrs. Granville and Mrs. Germain plan a Pi Day celebration. ... more>>

Pizza Pie - Judy Ann Brown
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. Use the given information to decide how many slices of the small pizza would be equal to or greater than 3 slices from the large pizza. ... more>>

The Scientific Notation Game - Suzanne Alejandre
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. Help Jay think about how points are calculated in the Scientific Notation Game. ... more>>

Shine On Harvest Moon - Judy Ann Brown
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 2. Find the area of the largest circle that can be cut from a nine-inch by twelve-inch sheet of paper. ... more>>

Valley Springs Snow Cream - Kelly Crisp
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. Compare the volume of a sphere, cone, and cylinder using ice cream. ... more>>

Wondering about Water - Annie Fetter
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. Find the surface area of an Olympic-size ice hockey rink. ... more>>

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