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Pi Day Celebration at Mountain View School

Pi Day Celebration at Mountain View School


On March 14th, the 5th graders at Mountain View School celebrated Pi Day with great enthusiasm. Pi Day is a special day dedicated to the mathematical constant pi (π), which represents the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. The date, March 14th, was chosen because the first three digits of pi are 3.14.

A T-shirt design contest was held to showcase the creativity and enthusiasm of the students.  The T-shirt design contest was open to all 5th-grade students at Mountain View School. Participants were encouraged to create a unique and eye-catching design that incorporated the theme of Pi Day and the mathematical constant Pi. The designs could include symbols, equations, or any other creative elements related to pi.  Hannah Friedrich emerged as the winner of the T-shirt design contest as well. Her design stood out for its as it combined the Mount Olive marauder with pi.  How creative!

One of the highlights of the Pi Day celebration was a contest in which students competed to recite the digits of pi. The competition was fierce, with students showcasing their mathematical prowess. Lily Salyerds emerged as the champion, reciting an impressive 251 digits of pi. Her dedication and hard work paid off, earning her the first-place position.

Hannah Friedrich secured the second-place position by reciting an impressive 215 digits of pi. Her determination and focus were evident as she flawlessly recited the digits one after another. Ameera Malik claimed the third-place position by reciting 210 digits of pi. Her attention to detail and mathematical precision were commendable.

Each of the winners won a gift certificate to Franks Pizza for a free pizza “pi”.  The Pi Day celebration at Mountain View School was a fun and engaging mathematics event that inspired students to reach new heights in their mathematical journey.