Pi day, AKA, 3.14, AKA March 14th, is a day that all math lovers look forward to. The all-encompassing concept will have you searching the internet for fun Pi day project ideas. Whether you're looking for something exciting, a delicious treat, or an art project, you've come to the right place! You might as well hit that "favorites" button now because you're looking at a list of Pi Day Activities that you will narrow your search for years to come.
1. Pi Day Creme Pies
If you're looking for a way to make math fun this year for Pi day but not looking to bake a pie, then this might be the perfect alternative. Oatmeal Creme Pies are definitely hard to resist and perfect for measuring the circumference of circles.
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2. Pi Day Bubble Art
A creative project that will be fun for middle schoolers and, well, honestly, the entire school. Bubble art is a great way to get creative with circles. Set this up in stations and have older students help younger students create circles.
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3. Hidden Picture with Pi Numbers
If you're looking for a creative way to get kiddos to use the digits of Pi, then this is it. Any math teacher will quickly fall in love with this simple, low-prep activity. Use the numbers of Pi to create the city and have students decorate the skyline to their heart's content.
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4. Bring Edgar Alan Poe Into Your Classroom
Even middle school students will find themselves puzzled by Edgar Allan Poe's Pie book. These riddles are challenging but engaging. Your students will love trying to solve the craziness quickly before the others.
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5. Pi Toss
Okay, so we all know that Pi Day should definitely be a day of fun and celebration. Using paper plates and water bottles, math activities like this will be a fav in any grade. Relate it back to Pi by recording your points in Pi decimal places.
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6. Cupcake Circumference
Bringing circular foods into your classroom is always a win, win on Pi Day. It's pretty simple to measure any circle to get the circumference. Bring in various circular foods and set up some math centers, and you're off, and students will be measuring away!
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7. Pi Day Dot Activity
By middle school, your students probably have an idea of the basic concept of Pi. But do they know all of the numbers? Probably not. Use this fun art project to introduce them to the vast digits of Pi.
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8. Pi Day Necklace Design
Make a Pi necklace by matching the colors and numbers! Students will love exploring Pi's depth and creating their own necklaces to show off how much they know. This is a great way to give kinesthetic learners a way to visualize how many digits there really are in Pi.
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9. Pi Day Fun
Are you looking for fun ways to engage middle school students this Pi Day? Middle schoolers will love nothing more than pieing their teachers and principals. This will be a time for students, teachers, staff, and administration to develop strong bonds and have lots of laughs.
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10. Pi Day Drawing
Looking for an easy, no-prep activity? Your kids will love attempting to draw this pie as a class. Hang them up as decorations for Pi Day or make them during math class to take home. Either way, your students will appreciate the step-by-step instructions.
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11. String Pi Day Project
This is it if you're looking for math activities for your advanced math courses. Although this may be a more challenging activity on this list, it will definitely work on your student's patience and understanding of Pi.
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12. Crafternoon Pi Art
Measure and create with your students! Middle schoolers will love creating their very own Pi art projects. This one might take a few tries, but once students get the hang of it, they'll be good to go.
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13. Compass Art
Have your kids been working on their compass skills? Use colorful paper and other classroom resources to create this Pi day art. I've seen a few teachers do this with their students and you'll be amazed by how creative and unique they come out.
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14. Take it Outside!
Does the forecast look great for Pi Day? For those in the colder states, probably not. But in the warmer states, this might be just what you're looking for! Get your kiddos outside for 20-25 minutes and create their own Pi Day masterpieces.
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15. Pi Day Challenge
Social media challenges have taken over our students' lives. The good news is they love them! Give your kids a challenge like remembering 100 digits of Pi. Give them some time to remember it and have a contest between students in your class or students in another class.
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16. Pi Eating Contest
Can you talk your principal into a pie-eating contest? This is hands down one of the best math activities for Pi Day I've seen thus far. Outside food isn't allowed in my school, but if it is in yours, you might quickly become everyone's favorite with this one.
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17. Pi Day Puzzle
Having a puzzle as an activity in class is super important! Did you know puzzles actually help to enhance moods? It's shocking there aren't more of them throughout middle schools. Don't miss out this year, and have your students build this puzzle for Pi Day.
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18. Easy as Pi
Although this may take a little bit of prep, you'll love this project for years to come! Have students create a square out of the pieces of the puzzle. It's great for challenging their minds while also giving them a better understanding of the different concepts of Pi.
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19. Race to Pi
Okay, for this one, you're going to want your kiddos to have a somewhat basic understanding of the first few numbers. If not, it's important to have it posted somewhere!
This is literally a race to build Pi. Who can get the most numbers of Pi first?
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20. Get 20
Another card game that will be perfect for adding to your Pi day math activities. Work on basic calculations in math by seeing who can get to 20 first! Make sure to go over each card's worth before beginning the game.
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