2012-03-29 / Education

RMS students celebrate pi day


“MATH TALK” The students in Deanna Jones’ eighth grade classes at Roscommon Middle School used the formula for pi during a “math talk” session on March 14. They used the formula first hand by using circular objects like hoola hoops. (Courtesy photo) “MATH TALK” The students in Deanna Jones’ eighth grade classes at Roscommon Middle School used the formula for pi during a “math talk” session on March 14. They used the formula first hand by using circular objects like hoola hoops. (Courtesy photo) March 14 is a special day in the world of math as its numerical date is 3.14 or pi (p). In celebration of Pi Day the eighth grade students at Roscommon Middle School in Deanna Jones’ classes set aside time to experiment with pi. Jones’ goal was for her students to discover that when they divided the circumference of a circle by its diameter they would get a number that is a little bigger than three (or pi). RMS Principal Kathy Rees said Jones called the understanding of pi “crucial in building the foundation for the use of formulas that utilize pi.” During “math talk” students were able to practice using pi and were able to see first hand that no matter what size a circle is they will get the same answer when they use the formula.



PI CUPCAKES (Right) RMS eighth grader, Nathan Traver wrote out the numerical digits of pi on cupcakes for his “Pi Day” project on March 14 in Deanna Jones’ math class. 
By R.J. Bolzman PI CUPCAKES (Right) RMS eighth grader, Nathan Traver wrote out the numerical digits of pi on cupcakes for his “Pi Day” project on March 14 in Deanna Jones’ math class. By R.J. Bolzman

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