This year the Maths department at BISP held its annual Pi Day celebrations. Pi Day is held on the week of March 14, which is 3.14 when written in the American, day, month format, as 3, 1, and 4 are the first three significant figures of π.
Events for our Key Stage 3 students included pi quizzes and puzzles. Each House team also had to provide a number of students who then had to recite pi from memory in front of the year group. At the end of the lesson students then tucked into some pi-related snacks.
This year we saw some sensational pi memory performances. In Year 7, Morgan recited an incredible 234 digits, whilst in Year 8 Maksim reeled off 150 digits.
In Year 7 the House competition was won by Green House who just pipped Red House by 2 points. In Year 8 the roles were reversed with Red House emerging victorious, with Green House in second place.
The maths department organised for our Year 7 students to take part in an outdoor demonstration of the link between pi and the circumference of a circle which we filmed with a drone camera.
A huge thank you to all the parents who supported their children in providing some amazing pi cakes and biscuits, and thank you to the Maths department staff for organising the many activities that allowed our students to explore pi in fun and engaging ways.
Watch BISP Pi Day Video: https://youtu.be/FSyEaJegU0c