RMS students celebrate pi day
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.