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Beginning Programming with Raspberry PI

For Teachers 6th - 12th
This collection contains resources to help one get started with using the Raspberry PI. The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It is a...
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Math Antics Geometry Video Lessons

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
The point of this collection of 12 videos is to introduce learners to three basic parts of geometry—points, lines, and planes. The presenter provides definitions, shows how to classify shapes, provides examples, and shows how to use...
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Pi Notebooking Pages

For Teachers 5th - 8th
What is it about pi that is so captivating? Learners can take notes about pi and other mathematical concepts on one or all five of these different pi-themed pages.
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Discovering Pi/Welcome to Pi Day

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore pi. In this circle measurement lesson, students define and identify radius, diameter, circumference, and perimeter. Students work in groups to measure several plastic lids and record their findings. Students compare the...
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Tau vs. PI

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
What�s wrong with Pi? In this video, Sal considers the question whether the number Tau (_), is a better number to use in our trigonometric model then the traditional PI (�). First, Sal reviews the definition of Pi, the trigonometric...
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Decimal Expansion of Pi

For Students 8th Standards
Develop a better understanding of the value of pi. Learners explore the area of a circle using estimation and graph paper. While continuing to estimate the area of the circle using smaller and smaller grids, the number pi emerges. 
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For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Behind every number is a good story. Scholars learn how Archimedes tried to estimate the value of pi through inscribed and circumscribed figures. Viewers also see how they can use infinite series to find the value of pi by watching a...
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Worksheet for Pi

For Students 6th - 8th
Who needs a pie-eating contest when you have a pi-ology game! Celebrate March 14th with a fun board game about pi and other geometric concepts. As learners answer questions about geometry, they move around the board to collect tokens.  
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As Easy As Pi!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students conduct a scavenger hunt to find circular objects at home, then use the objects to find the pattern of pi.
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Discovering Pi

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Define terminology related to a circle. Practice accuracy in measuring and then create a spreadsheet based on data collected from solving for parts of a circle. Groups can have fun analyzing their data as it relates to Pi.
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Pi Day | All About the Holidays

For Students K - 4th
Pi day is both delicious and informative! Play a short video on Pi Day to explain the basics behind both the holiday and the infinite number.
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Discovering Pi

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
We are all familiar with the little symbol π, but where does pi come from? Introduce pi to your learners as more than just a number, but a relationship between circumference and diameter. Allow your class to measure different circular...
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Pi Day #1a – Discovering Pi

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Unravel the mystery behind the infamous number pi. Scholars complete a series of activities that explores where pi comes from, its digits and estimation strategies. Pupils should be ready to measure, calculate, and look for patterns to...
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Tau vs Pi Smackdown

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Who wins the tau vs pi debate? Two mathematicians share their view of whether tau or pi is better in a video from the Numberphile Pi series. Spoiler alert: Pi wins.
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Pi and the Size of the Universe

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
How many digits of pi would you need to accurately express the circumference of the universe? A mathematician attempts to answer this question in a Numberphile "Pi" video. It turns that only 39 digits are necessary to determine the...
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Calculating Pi with Real Pies

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Pie is great for finding pi. A short video shows how to use real pies to calculate pi. The method involves laying out pies along the circumference and along the diameter of a circle, and then finding the ratio of the number of pies.
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When Pi is Not 3.14

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Isn't pi supposed to be constant? An intriguing video shows how the value of pi can change when the definition of distance varies. It explains how using various L^p metrics, where p = 2 represents the traditional Euclidean metric,...
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Pi and Four Fingers

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
The Simpsons isn't the most likely television show to teach your scholars about math—but it does! An engaging video in the Numberphile "Pi" series explains some math concepts that arise in the show. It also explains some historical...
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Discovery of Pi

For Teachers 8th Standards
Serve up a slice of math for Pi Day! A combination of fun, hands-on lessons and helpful worksheets encourage learners to practice finding the radius, diameter, and circumference of different circles.
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Geometry, Pi, and Ancient Civilizations

For Teachers 8th - 9th
By working together, pairs of students will complete a Pi webquest. Using the internet, they examine the ways people in the Ancient Civilizations of Egypt, Babylonia and Greece used Pi. To end the lesson, they review the concepts of...
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Calculating Pi with Darts

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Can pi be calculated through a game of darts? The video shows why this works mathematically and the issues surrounding the methodology. Once participants overcome errors, success through physics and mathematics leads to celebration.
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Pi Day: The Other Math Holiday!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Happy Pi Day! This collection of games, experiments, and activities leads participants through an exploration of the many aspects and attributes of that mysterious quantity, pi. Activities range from using statistical experimentation to...
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Pi Is Beautiful

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Who knew you could use pi to create beautiful art? Scholars see how they can use the digits of pi to create art. The video in the Numberphile Pi series explores some examples of this type of art.
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A Slice of Pi

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Math pupils, by viewing a video, discover the history of pi and some of the applications of its uses in the world today. They conduct an experiment by measuring the diameter and circumference of various circular objects to calculate...

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