Easy as Pi

The number π (spelled out as “pi”) is a mathematical constant, approximately equal to 3.14159. This number is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Math students and other pie lovers enjoy celebrating Pi Day each year on March 14, and OES is no exception.

This year, the sixth grade celebrated Pi Day on March 14 and 15 with a variety of fun Pi-related math activities and, best of all, lots of pie! Sixth-grade math teachers Karen Seder and Ann von Ofenheim led the activities and want to thank all of the parents who provided a pie for the students to enjoy!

In more Pi celebration news, on Friday, March 18, the Pi reciting finalists were recognized at the Lower School Gathering. All 17 participants received a prize. The top four finishers were:

Hailey C. (171 digits), Elsa F. (106 digits), Zach T. (105 digits), and Madan D. (90 digits). Please see pictures from the assembly also in the slideshow below.

The top prize was a Pi t-shirt, 2nd was a Pi trophy (created by Matthew Baylor on the 3-D printer), 3rd and 4th place finishers also got smaller Pi trophies, and all the other reciters received Pi “tattoos.” Congratulations to all!