1. My 6th graders made paper chains. We started with 1/2 and other terminating decimals. We rolled into 1/3 and other repeating decimals. Then we made a chain with the first 100 digits of Pi and could ‘see’ what irrational looks like. Our principal proudly wore her Pi necklace (she’s a good sport). My 7th grade class used Chromebooks to enter circumferences and diameters from a variety of circular objects. I displayed the shared Google spreadsheet in the front of the class. When we were done measuring we created a formula to see just how close everyone got to 3.14 (three measurements were exactly 3.14 – a first for us!). We wrapped up the day with a scatterplot and a quick discussion about outliers (because there was a big, fat, obvious one that popped up). Overall it was a fun day.

• Sounds like an awesome day!! If you email me a pic, I can post it on FB and enter you to win a gift certificate ðŸ™‚

2. This is such a great idea!! Thanks for sharing. I also teach Middle School Math and I am always looking for more ways to make things more exciting and engaging. I am new to blogging and reading through your posts has been very inspirational and the kick I need to being sharing some of my own! Thanks! Smack Dab in the Middle

3. I cannot find the post with the ornaments for Pi Day. I looked at it last week and received the cookie cutter in the mail yesterday. Could I please have the recipe? Thanks!

• I tried that earlier and just now. This is what it said, “Sorry no posts match your criteria.” I am not sure why! Thank you for your quick reply.

• MissMathDork

Sorry for that! I just changed a setting, see if that helps. If not, email me at missmathdork@gmail.com and I’ll send you the blog post a different way. Again, my apologies!