Lyndon School, a Summit Learning Trust school in Solihull, is hosting its second Pi Day event on Friday 17 March to promote maths and make the subject fun for learners.
During a day of activities, learners will explore the power of Pi, join a mathematical treasure hunt, compete to create the longest Pi chain and attempt to build the biggest human Pi symbol. They will also be encouraged to enter a competition to guess who has the biggest head circumference, and to test their strength against a ‘Pi-ñata’, in the hope of winning a range of goodies.
Pi Day is a yearly celebration to commemorate the mathematical constant of Pi. Pi is important in many areas, including geometry and trigonometry, and can help scientific understanding – such as the orbit of the planets or the concentric waves created by a stone falling into a pond.
The celebration of Pi Day was both interesting and enjoyable. Our curriculum is underpinned by activities which help stimulate intellectual curiosity of the subjects we study. Year 9 learner at Lyndon School.
Abid Butt, Headteacher at Lyndon, as part of Summit Trust Learning, said:
“Maths is such an important subject – as recognised through recent government proposals to continue the subject to 18 – and one which learners will use throughout school, work and every-day life. Pi day is designed to make maths fun, finding new ways to underpin the learning in our lessons, and to encourage learners to find a love of numbers.”