Here at Mathnasium, we are big fans of Pi Day! We love any excuse to celebrate our love of math, and this year we're extra excited because it's Super Pi Day!
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What better way to celebrate this momentous day than by throwing a Pi Day party for your friends, family or students? Here are a few tips for Pi-tastic party!
Pi Themed Snacks
It's important to fuel your partygoers' love for Pi with some appropriately circular and pi-adorned snacks. For the main course why not serve Pizza Pi? Bonus points for making your pizza with a π in the center.
You can offer up healthier fare and still make it all about the pi. Just check out this π veggie tray!
Satisfy your party goers' sweet tooths with - what else? Pie!
Pi Games and Activities
Who doesn't love a good party piñata smashfest? For a tutorial on making your own Pi pinata (like our Mathnasium of Summerlin center owner Dan Saposhnik, pictured here), head over here!
Birthday Pi Hunt
Did you know Pi Day is also Albert Einstein's birthday? Find your own slice of birthday pi using this birthday pi search from PBS, then have your partygoers compare to see who's birthday is closest to the beginning (and Einstein's birthday). Then find out who's birthday is the farthest along in the digits of Pi.
Pi Digits Competition
Test how many digits each partygoer can recite, rewarding the longest recitation with a fun prize (see below for ideas). Check out this video of our own Mathnasium mathlete Abigail reciting a whopping 258 digits of pi!
If you need a quick reference guide to check your contestants' recitation, check this out.
Cut out circles of different sizes and have your partygoers calculate the circumference and surface area of their circles, and then encourage them make their own art using circles. See whose artwork has the biggest accumulated surface area, and vote on the party favorite.
Have everyone make a Pi bracelet, using different colored beads, and have them calculate the circumference of their wrist using the string for the bracelet. For a tutorial, head over here.
Favorite Pie Graph
Have everyone vote for their favorite type of pie. Find the percent of partygoers that voted for each type of pie. Calculate the percent of 360 degrees for each “slice.” Have everyone make a pie graph of the results. Then reward their work with a slice of pie!
All of the above activities could be competitions, with Pi-themed prizes for the winners. Here are a few fun and inexpensive Pi Day prizes!
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We want you to have your own Pi Day fun! We’re offering up a Pi Day Party Prize Pack to one lucky winner so you can throw your own Pi Day party. Runners-up will receive some of our fashionable Pi Day t-shirts.
One grand prize winner will receive:
-A $75 Gift Certificate
-Pi T-shirt prizes to give away at the party
5 runners-up will receive Mathnasium Pi Day t-shirts.
Enter via the Rafflecopter widget below: