## [Fun activities] March 14 Pi Day -> Math Art: Pi Skyline

**MARCH 14 IS PI DAY!**

I came across this great idea for Math Art: Create a Pi Skyline

What you need:

-the number Pi (see above)

-markers

-graph paper

Each building in the Pi cityscape represents a number of pi.

Color in the number of squares on the graph paper that correspond to each digit of pi. (black or colorful; each color corresponds to a number)

Kids can fill in columns of squares for as many digits as they wish.

You can also create a sky on another paper. Don’t forget to put pi’s as stars in the sky.

Paste the shadow city on this paper.

**OTHER PI DAY IDEAS**

-Make a paper chain or beaded necklace in which each color in the chain represents a number.

-Pi word challenge; write down as many words you can starting with pi.

-Collect objects with circles or cylinders: coffee cans, soup cans, pie tins, paper plates, bowls.

Supply a length of string and ruler, measure the diameter and the circumference of their circles.

Next, calculate the circumference divided by the diameter and compare the results for the objects.

-Have a contest to see who can memorize the most numbers in pi.

Source: Website ‘What do we do all day’