ELLSWORTH – It is National PI Day and 5th grade students at Ellsworth Elementary Middle School are testing their brains in a fun and delicious way.
March is the beginning of many great events. You have Saint Patrick’s Day, the arrival of spring and National PI Day. But we’re talking numbers here.
“It’s March 14th because PI is 3.14,” said Kaela Springer.
Yes, we are taking it back to middle school. This irrational number that continues indefinitely is bringing some enjoyment to classes.
“So far it’s the only ratio that they found that goes on forever,” said Megan Jordan, “It’s quite a big number.”
“It’s like a mathematical thing but like it’s about a circle,” said Natalie Sawyer.
“It helps you find the circumference, diameter and radius of a circle,” said Owen Frank.
For PI Day, the students filled out a cryptogram which was there ticket for some actual pie.
“You had to figure out a bunch of letters that goes to a secret message to get your pie to eat,” said Sawyer.
Not everybody loves math. But when a delicious dessert is up for grabs, you can bet these students are putting their brains to test.
“I think it’s very fun to solve problems,” said Frank, “Especially challenging ones.”
“The cryptogram was pretty hard, but the word searches were pretty easy,” said Springer.
“You get to eat a lot of pie,” said Sawyer
You can’t forget the pie.
“I hope we do it every year,” said Springer, “It’s a very fun thing to do.”