**π 3.14159265359…**

To celebrate Pi Day, we graphed the first several digits of pi, and turned our graphs into skylines and other artwork. We also wrote “pi” poems, with the number of words in each line corresponding to each digit in Pi. Students were encouraged to use the decimal point in their poems also (period, dot, spot, point, etc.).

**What’s pi?**

Pi is a magical number! It’s the number you get when you divide the circumference of any circle by its diameter—any circle in the entire world! We need pi to do any math that involves circles or curves—like calculating the orbit of a planet, the area of a circle or the frequency of sound waves.

Pi is an irrational number, which means the digits never end or repeat, but we only had time to graph the first few digits!

**Octo pi**Swishy, sticky slimy

Splishy-splashy

Changing colors all around

splash

This is a pi poem

I need to find some words that describe octo

*pi*.

Found some

Lots of tentacles coming at me

Slinking along the ocean floor

They’re sometimes orange, sometimes green

They’re underwater chameleons

Fishing for little tiny fishes

When they catch one, they slurp it down

But be careful, because they can get you too

Now it’s changing, swimming in the sea

I like pi and lots of little tiny octo

*pi*.

*—Leilani Myers, Grade 7*

**Fishing**

Right On The

Spot

It

Smashes The Bobber Down

Yank

The Line Tightens And Tightens

The Fish Is Strong It Pulls Tightening The Line

I Pull

When Then Fish Pulls I Pull

I Get It To Shore

It’s A Bass

A Super Good Largemouth Bass

I Got The Hook Then I Released It

It Swam Away I Got My Pole And Casted

After I Caught Three More I Left

*—Chase Jansen, Grade 7*

*The Pi Day project was a collaboration between St. George School grades 6-8 classes in math (Ms. Bartke) and English Language Arts (Ms. Schmanska).*

BarbaBeautiful artwork. Thanks!