Pi Day is a long established tradition, taking on the US-based date system of month-day giving us the first three digits of pi: 3.14 on the 14th March. This year’s event at Fyling Hall was another very successful and popular event with some very accurate estimates of pi to within 5% of the actual value. The class followed a method from Matt Parker of Numberphile.com.
All of Year 9 came together and were split into 5 groups, working out strategies for the most accurate method. Of course the opportunity to cap off their success with an apple pie made the day all the more enjoyable. Pi Day is a long established tradition for a very good reason!
Peter Walsh, Head of Maths