If one day of the year screams “Party!” in math class, that day is March 14. Each year on 3/14, teachers across the globe take a break from the normal routine to plan a special celebration in honour of Pi, or the number 3.14. March 14 also happens to be the birth date of Albert Einstein which makes the day an extra special one for planning math challenges and math fun.
We here at DGPS celebrated Pi day and Albert Einstein’s birthday on 15/5/2017. All students of the primary from Year 1-6 had to come dressed as Albert Einstein wearing wigs, moustaches, spectacles and pictures of pies (or the Pi symbol). Students were also asked to carry a hula-hoop for the celebration. Students of all ages put in a lot of effort in dressing up as young Einsteins. During the school assembly all the students dressed as Einstein were called upfront for a group photograph. There were also many competitions for different grades like Year 1-3 had the hula hoop competition and Year 6 had to try writing the full number form for Pi. Students of Year 1-3 had to carry snacks in their lunch boxes which were in circular shape denoting a pie. It was a day to be remembered and celebrated