Pi Day – 3.14 (2017)

Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159. Pi Day, on Tuesday of this week, was celebrated in school,  by a number of pi enthusiasts and pie lovers alike!  Mr Smith in the Maths department and Mrs Toonen offered an interactive session at lunchtime in the library, in which pupils learned that the earliest written approximations of Pi were found in Egypt and Babylon. Pupils used string to measure circles and enjoyed finding their answers to puzzles. They also learned how pi is used in everyday life. The session ended, naturally, with a basket of pies handed round and shared by everyone. A very hap-pi time was had by all.