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Pi Day Poster

Pi Day Poster from Ms. Clark's Classroom

Pi Day

pi symbol


Pi Day 2019:

Thursday, March 14

Pi Day celebrates the mathematical number π (pi).

A Pi Day celebration, organized by our sixth grade math teachers, is held on March 14 (better known as 3/14) if it's a school day, or a day close to 3/14.

On Pi Day students learn about pi by reading stories, measuring the circumferences and diameters of circles, and recording the ratios. They confirm that pi is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter no matter how big or small the circle is.

Students are asked to record the digits of pi on graph paper and to memorize as many digits as they can. They enjoy the challenge and can be heard reciting digits to each other during homeroom and nutrition. Most students learn at least a few digits and some learn hundreds!

Pi Day is a fun teaching experience for our sixth grade math teachers and a fun learning experience for our 6th grade students. We can't wait for next year!

Pi Day Contest

Each math class holds an in-class pi-reciting contest and enjoys circular treats donated by parents (thanks, parents!). The top representative from each 6th grade math class competes in a final contest and all of these finalists get a pizza lunch and a certificate.

The three students who recite the most digits of pi are our Pi Day Winners. For example, each may get a Free Math Homework pass, a certificate to In-N-Out Burger, and a 1st Place, 2nd Place, or 3rd Place winner certificate!

2019 Pi Day Winners

Pi Day Winners
Pi Day Winners
Pi Day Winners
Pi Day Winners

2017 Pi Day Winners

2017 Pi Day champions

  • Stella F., 1st place
  • Ariana G., 2nd place
  • Erin M., 3rd place

2017 Pi Day Classroom Winners

Classroom winners:

  • Back row: Sofia P., Stella F., Ariana G., Erin M., Nneka O., Joel L.
  • Front row: Shareefah A., Ian B., Mauricio I.
  • Not shown: Leidy C., Adriana P., London T.

2016 Pi Day Contest Winners

Pi Day 2016

  • Aakash J., 1st place, 257 digits
  • Swethaa M., 2nd place, 239 digits
  • Maddie D., 3rd place, 222 digits

Winners in other math classes:

  • Alana M.
  • Natalie T.
  • Zehra Y.
  • Katelyn M.
  • Audrey P.
  • Daniel G.
  • Uriel L.

2015 Pi Day Contest Winner

Sixth grader Helina Hailu won the 2015 Pi Day Contest by memorizing and reciting 1005 digits of pi.

This is an all-time Palms record!

Helina Hailu

2015 Pi Day Contest Winners

  • Helina Hailu, 1st place, 1005 digits
  • Dora Dong, 2nd place
  • Arjun Palkhade and Meron Melke, 3rd place (tie)

Winners in other math classes:

  • Kevin Aka
  • Baylee Bennett
  • Chloe Deng
  • Vivian Escobar
  • Priscilla Garcia
  • Shang Gou
  • Juliana Pincun
  • Amari Davis Washington

2014 Pi Day Contest Winners

Results were not announced.

2013 Pi Day Contest Winners

  • Anudeep Metuku, 1st place, 348 digits
  • Gedion Meiesse, 2nd place
  • David Holcer, 3rd place

Winners in other classrooms:

  • Phillip Anduray
  • Saul Cruz
  • Luis Hildalgo
  • Hannah Kim
  • Lisa Kong
  • Arianna Marentes
  • Teisha Rivera
  • Jinu Song
  • Chanel Springer
  • Jayla Turner
  • Brandon Yamaguchi

2012 Pi Day Contest Winners

  • Adam Syed, 1st place, 340 digits
  • Krystal Gonzalez, 2nd place, 303 digits
  • Kaleb Blake, 3rd place, 253 digits