Chattanooga, TN (WDEF): Today is National Pi Day!
There are many ways to celebrate.
You can eat pizza or pie, but the best way to celebrate is a mental test.
Sylvan Learning at Chattanooga featured Older Day activities that the whole family can do.
They emphasize the importance of STEM activities especially among young students.
One of the performances is Circle Art, where children only use circles to draw an animal or a scene.
John People, director of the Sylvan Learning Center in Chattanooga, says, “The way the world changes, science and technology are growing fields. So start students early with a love of math that of course they need in STEM type work. A love of math is also a love to science. “
- Circle art:Allow children to draw using only colored circles. Find circular objects and track them. Use different colors and try to create an image of an animal, a scene, and so on.
- Pi sentence problems: Encourage your child to write sentences using the numbers in pi to represent the number of letters in each word! The rules are simple. The number of letters must correspond to the numbers in pi and the sentence must have meaning. For example, Wow I said. (3 letters in Wow, 1 letter in I, 4 letters in Said.)
- Pi day chain:Make a pi chain out of construction paper strips to reinforce the idea that some numbers never repeat or end. Assign each number, including zero colors, and then connect the paper circles of these colors using the pi numbers as a guide to the chain. The first tape, which represents the first number 3, should be wider than the others. All other strips are the same size.