Happy Pi Day!

March 14th is National Pi Day! We say eat pie and celebrate math! Learn more at PagingSupermom.com #pi #math

Since today is March 14th (3/14) people all around the world are celebrating the mathematical constant Pi (Greek letter “π”), which is equal to approximately 3.14159. We think a day that celebrates math is totally super!

March 14th is National Pi Day! We say eat pie and celebrate math! Learn more at PagingSupermom.com #pi #math

What is Pi? Here is a little math refresher so you can explain things properly to the kiddos: Pi represents the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. The exact figure has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond the decimal point, but as an irrational number it is actually infinite.

Okay, enough geek talk… now let’s talk about how to celebrate Pi Day, by eating pie of course!

Since pie making doesn’t really fit into my weekday schedule, I picked up a frozen Marie Callender’s pie at the grocery store… banana cream is my family’s favorite! Go get your coupon for $1.50 off a frozen Marie Callender’s pie.

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Have a Slice of Fraction Pie

DIY Fraction Pie Puzzle Tutorial

Teaching your little one about fractions is easy as pie! Sorry… so cliché, but I couldn’t resist. Actually, I’ve never really understood that “easy as pie” expression because I’ve actually tried making pie crust from scratch and it is NOT easy!

Back to fractions, I actually had one of these Felt Fraction Pies when I was a kid. My Mom (a former kindergarten teacher) made it for us to play with. Mostly we’d use it to play make believe in our pretend kitchen, but it was a great introduction to the concept of fractions.

DIY Fraction Pie Puzzle Tutorial

I owe a big thank you to my sister Heather — she is a total Supermom. Heather recently re-created a Felt Fraction Pie for her teaching math to her kids, and she made this tutorial for us to share on the blog.

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