Pi Day Sites

Discovering Pi

http://mathforum.org/paths/measurement/disc.pi.html

A great source of activities for Pi Day is:

http://mathforum.org/t2t/faq/faq.pi.html

Other Useful sites

Slice of Pi, Anyone?

http://www.johnshepler.com/articles/piday.html

Want to remember the first 42 decimal places of Pi? Memorize this story….

Poe, E.

Near a Raven

Midnights so dreary, tired and weary.

Silently pondering volumes extolling all by-now obsolete lore.

During my rather long nap – the weirdest tap!

An ominous vibrating sound disturbing my chamber’s antedoor.

“This”, I whispered quietly, “I ignore”.

A Pi Necklace

http://mathforum.org/teachers/middle/activities/pi_day.html

Discovering the Value of Pi

The purpose of this lesson is for you to discover a very special attribute of circles.

http://www.arcytech.org/java/pi/

Pi Day in Georgia

http://www.ga.k12.pa.us/academics/MS/PiDay/Index.htm

Pi Day by Mr. Herte

Suggested activities and links to other Pi Day ideas by Mr. Herte, a teacher in Glen Cove, New York.

http://www.mathwithmrherte.com/pi_day.htm

The Rediculously enhanced Pi Page

http://www.exploratorium.edu/pi/pi98/

Pi day at Demarest HS

http://www.nvnet.org/nvhs/dept/math/pi/geometry.html

Buffon’s Needle Experiment

One of the oldest problems in the field of geometrical probability, Buffon’s Needle is an intriguing problem relating the theory of probability to the number pi. The problem involves randomly dropping a needle on a grid of parallel lines and determining the probability of the needle crossing one of the lines.

http://www.mste.uiuc.edu/reese/buffon/buffon.html

http://www.10ticks.co.uk/ies/geo2/applets/Buffon/buffon.html (really neat!!!!)