This resource contains a fully editable and informative 62-slide PowerPoint presentation on pi and Pi Day which takes place on 14th March. It is also a useful resource for Pi Approximation Day on July 22nd.
The PowerPoint makes reference to:
- The history of pi - Babylon and Egypt - Rhind Papyrus
- Archimedes calculations - Pythagorean Theorem
- The Origin of the pi symbol – William Jones and Leonhard Euler
- Pi formulas for the circumference and area of a circle
- The infinite nature of pi
- World record holders for the memorisation of pi digits
- Piems and mnemonics for pi digits and formulas
- Pi Day and the different ways Pi Day is celebrated
- How ‘hat size’ is determined by pi
- Albert Einstein sharing his birthday with Pi Day
- Pi dingbats
- Suggestions and ideas for Pi Day activities
The PowerPoint also contains hyperlinks to:
- Display of the first million digits of pi
- Pi rap ‘Lose Yourself In The Digits’
- Video - Math Antics - Circles, area of circle, circumference of circle, pi
- Pi-Search Page - a web-site that searches the first 200 million digits of pi
- Pi Domino Spiral
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This resource contains a pi-themed dingbat game / puzzle. It’s in PowerPoint format and there are two versions. One provides the answers as you go along, the other provides the answers at the end of the quiz. This is an ideal fun resource for Pi day which takes place on 14th March.
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