Pi Day STEAM Challenge
What is Pi?
What is STEAM?
STEAM is the abbreviation for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math which encourages students to think more broadly about realworld problems. It helps students: Ask questions, Connect the dots, Problem solve, Think creatively, Be innovative.
 Pi is a symbol used to describe the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, meaning that pi equals the circumference divided by the diameter (π = c/d). The interesting thing about pi is that mathematicians who have been working on this number believe that it is infinite, meaning that it’s not the quotient of two integers. In other words, the number pi goes on and on and on, and we don’t know where it ends!
 In the Greek alphabet, π (piwas) is the sixteenth letter. In the English alphabet, p is also the sixteenth letter.

What is STEAM?
STEAM is the abbreviation for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math which encourages students to think more broadly about realworld problems. It helps students: Ask questions, Connect the dots, Problem solve, Think creatively, Be innovative.
Pi Day STEAM Challenge directions are listed below along with a video.
1.Materials: 1 square Write on the back with pencil  Name, Homeroom Teacher, Grade 2. Trace: the 1/4th circle 3. Create a design (simple or complex)  Your choice! (Must be school appropriate.) 4. Design must show the traced line. CONTRAST!!! See examples above. 5. You may use markers, pencil, colored pencil, etc. 6. Return to Mrs. C (art teacher) or your math teacher. 7. Turn in by Tuesday, March 13 to view your artwork on 3.14. 8. I will still accept PI Day Artwork after Tuesday but it will not be on the wall until the next day. 
Our Pi Day STEAM Challenge last year was a fantastic and students came through with some wonderful artwork! Here are some examples.

More about Pi?
So, the number “pi” begins with the numbers 3.14159265, and goes on and on infinitely (so we think). Computers have been cranking away at the number for a while now, trying to figure out just how big it is (and if it will ever stop), and according to Number World, the number has been computed up to 10 trillion digits. Wow!
We can never truly measure the circumference or the area of a circle because we can never truly know the value of pi. Pi is an irrational number, meaning its digits go on forever in a seemingly random sequence.
If the circumference of the earth were calculated using π rounded to only the ninth decimal place, an error of no more than one quarter of an inch in 25,000 miles would result.
Since there are 360 degrees in a circle and pi is intimately connected with the circle, some mathematicians were delighted to discover that the number 360 is at the 359th digit position of pi.
Find more at: 50 Fascinating facts about Pi
We can never truly measure the circumference or the area of a circle because we can never truly know the value of pi. Pi is an irrational number, meaning its digits go on forever in a seemingly random sequence.
If the circumference of the earth were calculated using π rounded to only the ninth decimal place, an error of no more than one quarter of an inch in 25,000 miles would result.
Since there are 360 degrees in a circle and pi is intimately connected with the circle, some mathematicians were delighted to discover that the number 360 is at the 359th digit position of pi.
Find more at: 50 Fascinating facts about Pi
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