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Digital Pi Day Celebration!

March 14, 2020


Let’s leverage the power of digital tools to read & listen to books, watch movies, listen to music & podcasts
while we connect with each other!   And celebrate Pi Day on 3.14!

About Pi Day

Founded in 1988 at the Exploratorium, Pi (π) Day has become an international holiday, celebrated live and online all around the world. The numbers in the date (3/14) match the first three digits of the mathematical constant pi (π).

What is π, anyway? Divide any circle’s circumference by its diameter; the answer (whether for a pie plate or a planet) is always approximately 3.14, a number we represent with the Greek letter π. Keep calculating π’s digits with more and more accuracy—as mathematicians have been doing for 4,000 years—and you’ll discover they go on literally forever, with no pattern.  (from https://www.exploratorium.edu/).

How To Celebrate

We can still celebrate Pi Day together even though the library is closed!  Join our Flipgrid board (code nclpiday) to participate.  You can use a computer or phone to participate.  The activities are introduced in a video recorded by Laura, MakerLab teacher at New Canaan Library.  After watching the intro videos, you can record your response to be shared with all participants. We will then be able to respond to each other via video!


Activity 1: Learn about Pi! 

Start with a little introduction to Pi and why we celebrate on March 14.

Activity 2: Salt Dough Fake Pie Make-Along

Learn how to make a simple salt dough recipe then play to make a fake pie. Let your imagination go wild! Show us your best fake apple pie with intricate lattice, a smelly fish pie or your favorite pizza.  Show-off your work by recording a video to share with the group.

Activity 3: Digits of Pi Memorization Challenge

How many digits of pi can you memorize? Laura got 6 and the world record is 70,000. Take some time to study the first million digits of pi at https://www.piday.org/million/ then record a video when you feel confident in your memory.


March 14, 2020
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Laura Miller