Piece of Pi: Wit-Sharpening, Brain-Bruising, Number-Crunching Activities with Pi

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There are some topics or problems that have captured the interest of mathematicians for ages. Calculating pi is one of them. Although students often encounter pi in the mathematics classroom when applying various formulas, rarely do they use or explore pi in other contexts. This marvelous infinite number we know as pi shows up in many fascinating and mysterious ways. It can be found everywhere, from astronomy and probability, to the physics of sound and light. It is one of the ...
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Overview

There are some topics or problems that have captured the interest of mathematicians for ages. Calculating pi is one of them. Although students often encounter pi in the mathematics classroom when applying various formulas, rarely do they use or explore pi in other contexts. This marvelous infinite number we know as pi shows up in many fascinating and mysterious ways. It can be found everywhere, from astronomy and probability, to the physics of sound and light. It is one of the most important numbers that exists.

Help your students discover the number that has intrigued mathematicians for centuries. Learn different ways pi has been calculated through the ages, use pi to figure your hat size, perform a variety of experiments to estimate the value of pi, or relate pi to the alphabet. These interesting and exciting activities encourage higher order thinking and offer a complete overview of this important number while giving students practice in important math skills.

This guide includes detailed lesson plans (referenced to NCTM standards) and reproducible student worksheets. Use them for Pi Day (March 14), as an enrichment or extension to your existing curriculum, or to challenge your most able math students.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593631208
  • Publisher: Prufrock Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 406,184
  • Age range: 11 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.16 (d)

Meet the Author

Naila Bokhari is an educator with international teaching experience, working as a teacher leader, program director, and education consultant for mathematics and gifted education. She is a recipient of the Presidential Award for Teaching Excellence in Mathematics Education and is a regular presenter at local, national, and international math and gifted conferences.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2014

    A very well written book that gives kids activities that promote

    A very well written book that gives kids activities that promote inquisitive thinking about the number pi.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2005

    Finally My Students Understand Pi!

    This is a great resource to have in the classroom. My students enjoyed all the activities and have a good understanding of pi. I even learned some things about this fascinating irrational number. A must-have!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2004

    exciting book!

    finally a book for students that takes the mystery out of pi in a mysteroius way!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2003

    great ideas on pi

    My students enjoyed the pi activities described in the book. This book offers many ideas on various perspectives on pi. I would highly recommend this book as an enrichment supplement.

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