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Happy Pi Day!

17 March 2021

two school boys in uniform playing cards

This week, our Year 6-8 boys celebrated National Pi day in their Maths lessons.

Defined as the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, Pi, or in symbol form, π, seems a simple enough concept. But it turns out to be an ‘irrational number’, meaning its exact value is inherently unknowable. Computer scientists have calculated billions of digits of Pi, starting with 3.14159265358979323, all the way to infinity!

The boys took part in various fun, Pi-related activities throughout the week – from making Pi Dreamcatchers and completing Pizza Pi investigations to measuring circular objects to discover where the number Pi comes from. The boys have had a fantastic time!

Well done to our Beacon boys for getting stuck in to these activities. We hope you enjoy the gallery below.

Olivia Kearns – Head of Maths

 

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