There are an infinite number of opportunities to interest kids in math. Pi Day (March 14) is the perfect time to show young students in your life that math is in the world all around them.
Pi is widely used by engineers and students to solve math problems. The pi symbol is commonly used to calculate the area of a circle: the area of the circle equals pi times the radius of the circle squared. Pi is an irrational number, meaning it can't be expressed as a simple fraction. It starts with 3.14 and goes on and on. In fact, if you were to print out a billion decimal values of pi in 12-point font, it would stretch from Kansas to New York City!
Leading up to and on Pi Day (March 14) Raytheon employees will celebrate the irrational sequence that is Pi – in rational ways. Celebrate with us. Here are a few ways to join our Pi-arty!
- Bake a pie with the student(s) in your life – a great example of fractions at work – and deliver it to a science, technology, engineering or math teacher to say “thank you”
- Tweet or post a photo of your favorite math or Pi t-shirt – or take some time to make one
- Share our MathMovesU Pi Day quiz, fact sheet, infographic and video. It is all here in our Pi Day toolkit
- Encourage teachers and students to enter our “Build it Better” contest
- Re-pin Pi activities from the MathMovesU Pi Day board
Raytheon volunteers will deliver apple pies to middle and high-school math teachers within 3.14 miles of select Raytheon locations in Arizona, California, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts and Virginia.
The celebration is part of Raytheon’s MathMovesU® initiative aimed at encouraging kids to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math fields. Friday, March 14 is the perfect opportunity to introduce young students to the wonders or math, and show them that Pi isn’t just a food you eat!
So pull out your favorite apple pie recipe, grab your measuring spoon, bake a pie together, deliver it to a teacher and say “thank you” for a job well done. Share your pictures and stories with MathMovesU on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook with #PiDay and #MathMovesU.