What is Pi Day and why do we celebrate it? Pi Day is a global celebration of the mathematical constant Pi (π), observed annually on March 14th! The idea of “Pi Day” originated with physicist Larry Shaw, who organized the first Pi Day celebration at the San Francisco Exploratorium in 1988 and chose the date because it represents the first three digits of pi (3.14). Almost exactly twenty-one years later, on March 11, 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution proclaiming March 14 to be National Pi Day. Additionally, March 14th is also the birthday of Albert Einstein, one of the greatest physicists of all time, making it a perfect occasion to celebrate the wonders of math and science!
From PreSchool to Eight Grade, at OLG Pi Day is truly a celebration! Pi Day presents an excellent opportunity to involve children in enjoyable and instructive math and science-related activities. Through our Family Group program, our eight graders engage with their younger peers across the school to get them excited about Pi Day and guide them through different Pi Day related activities such as creating Pi-themed crafts, having fun with Pi stamps, exploring Pi-related concepts and activities on various books, websites, or apps, play games and so much more.
In Middle School, our students have a great time participating in our exciting and -always fun- Pi Reciting Contest!