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Yeshivat Noam Mathmaticians Celebrate Pi Day

The Yeshivat Noam middle school math department celebrated Pi Day (3/14) with creativity and fun. Sixth graders measured the circumference and diameter of assorted circular objects. After collecting data from everyone’s measurements, they “discovered” Pi by noticing that the quotient of the two measurements was always right around three. Seventh graders went 3-D by building cylindrical containers for popcorn and comparing the volumes as you change the diameter of the base and the height of the shape. They tried to determine which combination would have the greatest capacity. Eighth graders learned the formula for the volume of a sphere and used it to predict how many paper balls could fit in a cylindrical garbage can. Of course, they then had to test their predictions by playing some good old-fashioned trashketball. Everybody had a good time exploring the seemingly magical ratio of Pi and the uniqueness of circles as a geometric shape.

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