By Mrs. Yael Schapira, Math Teacher
Last week, in the middle of our regular math classes, as we delved deeper into equations, graphing, triangles, and quadrilaterals, we decided that math can also be fun and delicious at the same time.
Derech Emunah students and staff take every holiday very seriously. It was only natural, therefore, that we stop everything we were doing and have some holiday pie! (A big thank you and shout out to Francine Birk for providing us with her delicious treats).
What holiday were we celebrating? Of course, it was "Pi Day" - observed around the world on March 14th (3/14).
Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159.
“Pi Day” is an annual opportunity for math enthusiasts to recite the infinite digits of Pi, talk to their friends about math, and best of all, to eat Pie.
The Derech Emunah girls enjoyed a day of delicious pie consumption along with their regular math classes, which included listening to insights into Pi and geometry, as well.
I can’t wait to celebrate future holidays and teach new math concepts to these amazing girls!!
Learn more about Pi