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Author:University of Phoenix
Description: Join the "Pi Pilot" for a "journey to one of humankind's most intriguing and celebrated numbers." Activities include "The Great Chain of Pi," "Taking Pi to Court," "Your Place in Pi," "Freehand Circle Drawing Competition," "Pi Party," and "Pi Bee." Scenario problems involving the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter range from "Soccer Sod Fundraiser," "Center Court π Casso," and "Chalking Five Olympic Rings in Beijing," to "Aztec Calendar Stone," "New Floor for Stonehenge," "Celebrating St. Patrick's Day at Crater Lake," "Farmer Roswell's Crop Circles," and "How Big Was the Flying Saucer?" Free solutions to those "Pi Problem Solvers" require registering an e-mail address. The event planner offers a 12 step program for a pi event. See also the "Why pi?" fact sheet for historical trivia, and the first 500 digits of pi.

Levels: Elementary, Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Lesson Plans and Activities, Problems/Puzzles
Math Topics: Pi

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