Welcome to the 4mulaFun ePIc Week of Pi! All this week we’re going to have posts from teachers about how they celebrate Pi Day in their classrooms, giveaways and freebies, plus an **ePIc Pi Giveaway of over $314 worth of goodies**! To start us off this week, Lindsay Perro is sharing her hands-on cylinder activity. At the bottom of the post, enter Lindsay’s giveaway and the ePIc Giveaway!

Hello 4mulaFun readers! I’m Lindsay Perro and I’m so happy to be kicking off this Epic Week of Pi! Pi Day is a holiday that only true math nerds like us can appreciate! My favorite activity to use in my classroom for Pi Day was a hands on cylinder activity. Before we got to that, I kicked off class by having students fill out a graphic organizer with some cool facts about Pi. They were then given a printable page that has the first few hundred digits of Pi. It was always so neat to give them this page because I don’t think many really understand just what it means for a number to go on infinitely!

For the hands on activity, I brought in a variety of cylinders for students to measure and find the volume of. It was a nice break from traditional worksheets and kept the students engaged since they had to actually measure everything themselves. Some of the items I brought in were a paint can, a soda can, a flower vase, shampoo bottle, etc. You can grab this activity here! In case you are unable to gather these items, the resource contains a sheet that provides students with circles to reflect the bases of the items and gives the heights.

In honor of the Epic Pi Day this year I’m raffling off a mini bundle containing my Pi Day Cylinders Activity, my Area and Circumference of Cylinders Coloring Worksheet and a $10 TPT Gift Certificate. The raffle closes Friday so be sure to enter below!

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Alli Smith says

My favorite kid of pie is blueberry!

Jennifer Smith-Sloane says

Absolutely the best! I had one this past Thanksgiving that was to die for!

Karen H says

My favorite kind of pie is fresh strawberry pie. I love it because it reminds me of summer.

Jennifer Smith-Sloane says

Have to admit I have never heard of this kind of pie but I bet it is refreshingly sweet!

Sarah Katsbulas says

Thanks for sharing! Great activity.

Jennifer Smith-Sloane says

no… thank you!

Jennifer says

This looks like a great idea…thanks for sharing!

Jennifer Smith-Sloane says

You are so welcome!

Denise says

I love celebrating Pi Day. Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer Smith-Sloane says

How do you plan to celebrate this year?

Kim D. says

The teachers in my school love Pi Day! We actually have pies all day in the staff room. Our LA teachers do Author’s Purpose pie activities. In math class we work with Pi word problems and eat mini pies! 🙂 Thank you.

Jennifer Smith-Sloane says

Enjoy your day tomorrow and make sure to share pictures!

Amanda says

I graduate this may with my bachelors in math. The best part about this year is that I’m getting married on Pi day!

Jennifer Smith-Sloane says

You are the second person I have heard of that is getting married on Pi Day! Best wishes!

Purple Palmetto says

I love apple pie. My students work on math word problems that are on pie shaped slices of cardstock. All of your ideas for Pi Week are awesome. Thank you!

Jennifer Smith-Sloane says

Solving problesm on pie shaped slices sounds like fun. Could be a challenge to see how many “full pies” they could finish.

Kim D. says

Favorite pie is apple b/c I LOVE cinnamon and nutmeg. Thank you!

Jennifer Smith-Sloane says

Do you eat your apple pie with cheese?