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Austintown Intermediate celebrates Pi Day

March 20, 2019
The Town Crier

On March 14, or 3-14, the staff at Austintown Intermediate planned a day full of mathematical activities to celebrate Pi Day (3.14). Students found the front hallway transformed into a "Mathopolis" with each grade level having a different theme and various activities related to the theme. Third grade was called Arrayville for the arrangement of columns and rows in math, fourth grade was turned into Angle City and fifth grade became Fraction Land.

Students also learned about Pi, which is a constant number representing the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, which is 3.14... with continuous numbers that make it impossible to be expressed as a simple fraction. Pi can be traced back into Biblical history when in 1 Kings 7:23 a circular pool is expressed as 30 cubits around and 10 cubits across.

As part of the fun last Thursday, students in each grade were given a bonus math problem to solve. Those who got the correct answer had their name entered in a bucket from which four names were drawn for a special treat. The four winners in each grade level got to throw a pie in the face of the principal. Angel Owens and Tim Pappagallo each got their turn during each lunch period as winning students threw their whipped cream pies before a roaring crowd of students.

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One really has to be into math to dress as Albert Einstein on Pi Day. Fifth grader Emily Davis did just that. She is shown here with her St. Patty's Day friends Zoe Zanchi, Ava Metheny, and Olivia Trio.



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