How People Celebrated Pi Day 2010


Here are activities teachers, students & every day people say they’re doing to celebrate Pi Day in 2010:

More Pi Day Ideas: Things to do for Pi Day (2011) | Classroom Activity Ideas (2008)

At Glenville-Emmons High Schoo, in Mr. McNally’s classes, we will be first be looking at the true story of pi in a powerpoint presentation by Mr. McNally. We will then be looking at what 1,000,000 digits of pi looks like on a word document. Next, we will sing pi songs, tell pi jokes, and recite pi poems. After all of that, we will have a pi digits memorization contest, of who can memorize the most digits of pi. We will then look at the world ranking in most digits memorized and see how we compare. The student with the most digits memorized will be awarded the official pi-day gold medal 2010. The medal ceremony will shortly follow.
By Mr. McNally Mar 15, 2010 at 7:06 am

I celebrated by going through the books in my library –
THREE Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
POINT Blank (FBI Thriller) by Catherine Coulter
ONE Second After by William R. Forstchen
The FOUR Loves by C.S. Lewis
ONE for the Money by Janet Evanovich
The FIVE People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
NINE by Andrzej Stasiuk and Bill Johnston
TWO-way Street by Lauren Barnholdt
SIX Suspects: A Novel by Vikas Swarup
The FIVE Love Languages by Gary Chapman
THREE Days of Rain by Richard Greenberg
FIVE Greatest Warriors by Matthew Reilly
EIGHT Men Out by Eliot Asinof and Stephen Jay Gould
NINE Dragons by Michael Connelly
SEVEN Days of Rage by Paul LaRosa and Maria Cramer
NINE Princes in Amber by Roger Zelazny
THREE Feet from Gold by Sharon L. Lechter
TWO Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana, John Seelye, and Wes Davis
THREE by Ted Dekker
EIGHT Cousins, Or, The Aunt-Hill by Louisa May Alcott
FOUR-Star Desserts by Emily Luchetti
By Stan Mar 15, 2010 at 5:51 am

My car passed the epic Pi distance of 314159 kilometers exactly on Pi day. Watch the proof photo on
By eightbit Mar 15, 2010 at 12:47 am

To celebrate pi day I am watching ‘Sergates’ to think of all the great scientify things we could do in a few years… or the destruction of the earth… I don’t know yet I haven’t watched the whole thing. xD
Happy Pi Day to one and all! and all a good destruction day!
Sweet Dreams,
By Okami Mar 14, 2010 at 7:57 pm

Celebrated with a fabulous family dinner and finished it off with a delicious Strawberry Shortcake pie. We love Pi day. I come from a long and proud nerd lineage!
By AgeePi Mar 14, 2010 at 7:55 pm

Everyone in my family told their favorite Pi stories! Tonight we will dream in radians.
By Janet Mar 14, 2010 at 7:11 pm

85 digits. That’s what I know of Pi. I used to know 108 digits but I forgot them.
By Eli Mar 14, 2010 at 6:55 pm

We will celebrate with our dog named Cutie Pi !!!!!!
By Leon Dennis Mar 14, 2010 at 6:09 pm

Celebrating Pi day tomorrow at school with my math classes- several activities planned, including a competition on who memorized the most digits. Students are bring Pi related snacks – moon pies, fried pies, cookies and cupcakes with the digits of pi on them!
By Michele R Mar 14, 2010 at 5:54 pm

My friends and I made a pie, banged together calculators, rulers, and a spatula at the time of 3:14, and laid down on the floor in a pi symbol formation! Overall, it was awesome. We also made up a circle dance move.
By Alysen Mar 14, 2010 at 5:18 pm

throw pies in my teachers faces
By stephanie Mar 14, 2010 at 5:11 pm

In high school, all the students in my math class had to do something creative to do with the number Pi. I, being a songwriter, wrote a song about the number pi. I’m no longer in high school, but did a video of it just yesterday, to celebrate this yet-unknown but equally exciting holiday.
Check out my song here:
By Alfa Mar 14, 2010 at 5:01 pm

I am very delighted to have my birthday be on Pi Day. It is my 18th birthday!!! March 14, 1992 and pi is 3.141592… 3 for March, 14 for the 14th of March and 92 for the year of my birthday
By Diem Mar 14, 2010 at 4:24 pm

Why can’t pi = 3 (or at least 3.2)?
One of my favorite pieces of math folklore/trivia.
By SethM Mar 14, 2010 at 2:08 pm

We are going out for a nice meal, beside the lake and will
of course eat some apple pie and perhaps watch the movie ‘Pi’. Enjoy and have a wonderful day in the sun, whatever you do!
By Tanya Mar 14, 2010 at 2:03 pm

eat a many slices of pie i can!!!
By Alexa Mar 14, 2010 at 2:01 pm

Pi day would be March 4, not March 14.
Looking at Pi as 3.1415926535… If 3 is the month, then the part to the right is the remainder of the month. It would be 0.14159… of a 31 day month or about 4.39 days or about 4 days and (0.39 x 24 x 60) 561 minutes or approximately March 4 at 09:21am. [1] So, it’s like solstice, the exact time moment is somewhere within the 4th day or the third month.
I mean, really, I know most people have a pretty weak relationship with math, but making Pi to be exactly 3.14 so it can be thought of a special day is just lame. LOL
[1](Of course, I am not using the exact value of amount of time in the solar month of March – it’s not 31 x 24 hours x 60 minutes x 60 minutes exactly (2,678,400 seconds)- I don’t know the exact value offhand. And I am using only a few significant digits of the value of Pi. This is an approximation to make the point. )
By Don Bear Wilkinson Mar 14, 2010 at 1:12 pm

Do I get a piece of pi?
1st 5 digits are 3.1415
By Anonyimus Mar 14, 2010 at 11:45 am

A french pear tart. I know tart is slightly different than pie but what the hey, it tastes great.
By Tracy Mar 14, 2010 at 11:30 am

sorry for making various responses, but i am proud to say that i have now recited 350 digits of pi!
By Hana Mar 14, 2010 at 11:30 am

eat pie, of course….
By Trace Mar 14, 2010 at 11:24 am

We are having a pi reciting competition at school, and everyone in the whole school has to bring something pi related, while we try to figure out impossible math questions ( woo-hoo)
Happy Pi Day
By Hana Mar 14, 2010 at 11:21 am

REAL PI day… March 14, 2015 at 9:26:53am
By PIGuy2015 Mar 14, 2010 at 11:01 am

By LIZZY Mar 14, 2010 at 10:44 am

I’m just gonna hang a round…
By Andrew Mar 14, 2010 at 10:42 am

Today is my daughter’s 16th birthday. We will be celebrating with blueberry pi. Happy Birthday Kayte.
By Debbie Mar 14, 2010 at 10:33 am

We had a neighborhood Pi Party. I served pizza PI, PI-lsner beer and PI-not grigio and asked everyone to bring something PI related. There was sPInach dip, PI tarts, PI-na Coladas, and Key Lime Pi. But the winner was a PI-Polar Veggie tray (neatly arranged on one side; helter skelter on the other). Then we played PI trivia.
By Natalie Mar 14, 2010 at 10:21 am

Wrote an article about a dog that can do math. Check it out.
No human should complain from this point on about a math problem.
By Stephanie Mar 14, 2010 at 10:08 am

I’ll be doing some calculus homework and eating some key lime pi woot woot
By Iris Mar 14, 2010 at 9:12 am

We will be celebrating my Mother’s Birthday. Born on March 14, 1915. That’s 3.1415!!
By Al Mar 14, 2010 at 8:54 am

I’m only eating Pies today. Quiches, Shepard’s Pie, Pizza Pie, and for dessert, Apple Pie. Happy Pi Day!
By Belgaer Mar 14, 2010 at 8:36 am

“pie-in-the-sky defect”
(homonymous superior quadrantanopsia)Impingement on the optic radiation fibers making up Meyer’s loop
By C Macdonald Mar 14, 2010 at 7:45 am

Bringing pie with the symbol cut in the crust to the cast party of “Joseph and the Technocolor Dreamcoat” at our local
Community theater. I play Jacobs favorite wife. When you are one of 14 wives its good to be the favorite!
By Carol Mar 14, 2010 at 6:45 am

On friday, my class made pi bracelets, sand pi day songs, and ate pie. We also wrote pi-ems
By Zoe Lancaster Mar 14, 2010 at 6:26 am

I will be doing maths all afternoon and I will go to the cinema at night, to watch “Crazy heart”, because it is about a musician and I know that maths and music are very conected.
Very good day for everyone that loves maths!!
By Jone Mar 14, 2010 at 6:07 am

We will have a minute of silence at 3:14. Then we’ll calculate the circumference of various circles around the house, based on their diameter. Then, tired and exhausted from this wild exuberance, we’ll eat some Pi while I reiterate to my family the importance of Euler’s theorem in all of our lives, using Pi and the unit circle.
What a truly wild and crazy bunch we are.
By Pi-zano Mar 14, 2010 at 6:00 am

I will be having pizza pi, pi napples, and apple pi!
Maybe if the party is willing, we can actually use the formulas involving pi on stuff. There’ll be music and video games as well.
By David Mar 14, 2010 at 5:43 am

We’re going to make pie posters (with pie to aqbout the 50th digit) and have apple pie! I wanted to have a celebration in school, but unfortunately it’s a Sunday.
By A. Palmer Mar 14, 2010 at 5:30 am

With a piece of homemade Pi no less!
By Jackie Mar 14, 2010 at 5:01 am

we had a party with cookies that haddifferent digits of pi have a funnnn piiiiiii ddayayyyy!!!!
By Grant Morfitt Mar 14, 2010 at 4:31 am

My 19 year old son and I (his 54 year old mother) are going to celebrate our birthdays!!
By Lisa Mar 14, 2010 at 4:17 am

this year there is an added oddity to the precise moment of Pi day….if you choose to celebrate by whacking a round object like a golf ball aloft on 3/14 at 1:59:26 AM, if it’s a good shot and stays aloft for over 34 seconds, the ball won’t land for over an hour in most states of the US due to losing an hour for Daylight Savings Time at 2:00:00 AM.
Cool, Huh? I take no responsibility for what that golf ball may hit in the dark if you attempt this….
By Kari Mar 13, 2010 at 9:50 pm

By REDTBIRD123 Mar 13, 2010 at 2:21 am

I will celebrate pi day by dressing up in pi shirts with my friends and will give out real pie to any one who wears the first five digits of PI or wears the PI symbol.
By trevor Mar 12, 2010 at 9:31 pm

Isn’t it obvious? Eat Pie! Early in the morning, wake up and blow the trumpet of Pie, then Pie for breakfast, Pie for lunch, and pizza for dinner.
By Drasher Mar 12, 2010 at 6:42 pm

My fiancee and I are getting married on Pi Day this year. No cake, but we are serving pies and muffins. Toasting goblets have engraved our names and 3.1410 (for the date). Our 5th anniversary will be 3.1415. Happy Pi Day, everyone!
By Jen Mar 12, 2010 at 1:40 pm

Our work team is plans to simply bring in pie and share it with our entire floor (over 100 people on our floor). We print a few documents about Pi and of course eat lots of pie and even breakfast quiche. YUM.
By Kaliope Mar 12, 2010 at 9:19 am

The math department at our high school celebrates with all the math classes. We have a pi-walk, a bubble gum blowing contest, a pi digit competition, a jumping origami frog in to a pie plate competition. One geometry class used pi to determine if an ice cream scoop could be contained in an ice cream cone by comparing their respective volumes.
Prior to Pi day activities we had a pi t-shirt competition. Two freshmen submitted the winning design. Students and staff then could purchas the t-shirt with the design.
By Bonnie Johnson Mar 12, 2010 at 8:20 am

We read “The Dragon of Pi” The kids bring a circular object to class. We take measurements of the circumference and diameter. Then divide to see if we could have saved Sir Cumference from “Dragon forever” status. It is a very fun day. It also gives us the opportunity to talk about measuring accurately and how rounding and estimation can affect our Pi approximations.
By Ashley Sibley Mar 11, 2010 at 7:31 pm

Since pi day is on a Sunday this year, at my school we are celebrating two days early. So we are having a competition where we calculate circle-y things using pi. The winner gets a piece of pie. I hope I win! My teacher told us to Google pi day, which is how I got here.
By Katie Y. Mar 11, 2010 at 6:12 pm

in our pre-algebra class we have 2 bring in 3 circular objects and any circular foods we wantt:) we have noo clue what the 3 objects are forr )
By Melaniee Mar 11, 2010 at 3:36 pm

My students will bring in Pi(e)s, sing Pi songs, and discuss little known facts of pi. There is a poster in the room with the first 50 digits of pi–we’ll have contest to see who can memorize the most digits of pi. We’ll watch Pi videos
By Marcia Heiden Mar 10, 2010 at 6:31 pm

My math class is celebrating Pi Day by bringing in pies and circular shaped foods.
By Tina Jones Mar 10, 2010 at 4:15 pm

Our class created music video’s about pi day. The student’s were placed into groups of 4-6 people. Each group chose a song that they liked and then changed the lyrics of the song to be sung about pi! One group in particular chose the song “Bye Bye Bye” by the Backstreet Boys. The song was then sung about “Pi Pi Pi”. The students had a wonderful time and the video’s were hilarious.
By Benjamin Eli Neuberger Mar 10, 2010 at 7:31 am

Our class will proudly wear the first 25 sets of digits in Pi and a sign declaring We Love Pi. Each student will have a Pi fact that they will need to share with others during the day. We will read Sir Circumference and the Dragon Pi and end the day by eating Pie.
By kathleen jones Mar 10, 2010 at 6:18 am

For Pi Day, I have decided to memorize 50 digits of pi! Finished 15, whole lot to go!
By Grace Mar 9, 2010 at 10:47 pm

We celebrate Pi Day through song! We produce educational rap and hip hop music, and have a Pi Day Collection to help teachers and students celebrate the fun of pi in a unique and creative way. Please feel free to stop by and check us out:
By Taunia Mar 8, 2010 at 11:19 am

at my school we have a pi day assembly in the gym. I made a pi shaped pinjata that will be broken during the assembly, we pie teachers, and have pie eating contests.
By Laura Mar 7, 2010 at 5:27 pm

my students and i decided to bring pie instead of pi and make pi t-shirt it was really cool. if they bring somenthing i gave them extra credit point in test
By miss. brobowiecki Mar 3, 2010 at 5:48 pm

Pi Day – is not only Einstein’s birthday, but my own. I will of course have some pie – as I’ve had on pi day over the last few years. I haven’t yet decided on what type of pie – I’ll leave that decision for pi day itself. I may also memorize a few more digits of pi. I don’t typically share with others how many digits of pi I know, as people tend to give me that “what is wrong with you” look. Yummy pie!
By piggy pie Mar 2, 2010 at 6:06 pm