Our King’s Ely Junior Mathematicians were in their element celebrating National Pi Day yesterday (March 14th)!

Pupils in Years 5 and 6 learnt about the history of this important number and enjoyed a whole host of fun Pi-themed activities, including measuring circles in pies, calculating the circumference and estimating the volume of pies to see how many would fill their classrooms, and finding out their birthdays within the Pi sequence.

Stephen Church, Head of Key Stage 2 Mathematics at King’s Ely Junior, said: “Pupils also showed how fantastic their memories were by reciting as many digits of Pi as they could – the highest was saying it to an amazing 73 digits! Of course, we ate some real pies too to help keep our energy up!”

Pi Day is an annual celebration of the mathematical constant π. Pi Day is observed on March 14th since 3, 1, and 4 are the first three significant figures of π. It was founded in 1988 by Larry Shaw, an employee of The Exploratorium in San Francisco, California.

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