Pi Day • “The earliest known official or large-scale celebration of Pi Day was organized by Larry Shaw in 1988 at the San Francisco Exploratorium, with staff and public marching around one of its circular spaces, then consuming fruit pies.” * • So, what about MRSA? What have you done in the past? *http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pi_Day
Preparing for Pi Day • Every 7th & 8th grade student will be required to complete a project. • Each class will determine a winning presentation based project. • Every class needs to donate a minimum of 10 “Pi” desserts, paper goods, and plasticware. • Each student is to bring in his/her own drink.
Pi Day Students will explore the world of pi from 8:30 – 11:15. After lunch, students will: - Present memorized digits of pi (Spelling Bee style) • Present the 6 winning presentations • Sashay in a Pi Day t-shirt fashion show • Eat Pi desserts • Return to homeroom to debrief the experience
What’s in a Pi Project? • Each project must: • Honor Pi • Research Pi’s foundation & evolution • Possess professional qualities in its presentation • These components are discussed with more detail in your scoring guide.
Honoring Pi • To receive an A, students must: • Provide a project that is informative, unique and entertaining • Evoke interest or emotion • Maintain a level of respect for Pi
Research Pi • In order to receive an A, students must: • Demonstrate knowledge of the foundations of pi • Reference the evolution of pi through calculation, cultural recognition, or application • Provide one interesting fact about pi
Professional Projects • In order to receive an A, students must: • Provide a project that is clean, concise, and purposefully constructed (i.e. pencil & printer paper does not constitute a professional poster) • Citations are used when referencing information NOT provided directly from the student
Format Options • Memorize digits of Pi • Create a T-Shirt • Write a poem, story, cartoon, or song • Develop a lesson using PowerPoint, Prezi, or other presentation software • Create a poster, advertisement, or greeting card • Develop a sound track for Pi Day • Create a dance routine, skit, or other performance
Pi Day Competition Three categories will compete on Pi Day. You do not have to compete. 1. Pi Memorization 2. Pi Presentations (PowerPoint, Movies, Advertisements) 3. Pi Day Artists (Songs, Dances, Skits, etc)