PI Day, 2018!

A Pi-tastic Day!      Haven Turner, 4th Grade.  Team: Pizza Parts  Pi Day 2018 (154)

I had so much fun at PI Day and I would love to participate next year as well. I enjoyed asking the questions to the kids and act out the problem with the pizza. I sometimes had to help the kids a little, especially the younger ones. But I wasn’t giving away the answer.  I recommend PI Day to anyone who loves math, and has a big imagination!

Fun at the PI Day Fair!      Alex Arnold, 5th Grade.  Team: Gamble It! Pi Day 2018 (136)

On March 20, 2018, Sycamore Canyon School hosted a fair dedicated to PI Day which celebrated Albert Einstein’s birthday.  The fair consisted of eleven game booths, nine run by 4th and 5th grade students from our school.  Each booth represented a math concept.  For example, the booth that my three friends and I hosted represented the statistics and probability of winning the lottery.

The fair was one of my favorite events at our school this year.  First, I enjoyed joking around with the hundreds of kids coming to our booth.  Also, it was really special to me to skip a whole day of school just to share the festivities with other kids while at the same time practice the mathematical concepts.  Another escapade that I ironically found hilarious involved the girls having the opportunity to dump a pail of water over my head.  You may be wondering why this was entertaining to me; however, I really have no answer, but it definitely was humorous.  Most important to me was the competition between our booth and eight others.  The booth that could capture the highest number of playing tickets would win.  Unfortunately, our booth did not win first place, but it was a blast trying to attract the kids to our booth in order for us to earn their playing tickets.  To sum up, PI Day Fair was an exciting event that I will remember fondly.

We want to command the nine 4th and 5th grade student teams on a job well done!  Each team has accomplished successfully the delivery of a game booth of their own design for the 2nd annual PI Day Garden Math Fair.

  • Dazzling Abacus: Wuyee Ke, Kate McGowan, Sophie Tu
  • Disco Math: Anushka Jayanti, Abbie Pace, Emma Nielsen, Sarah Kavanagh
  • Gamble It: Alex Arnold, Aidan Erickson, Nikhil Satyagal, Jake Liu
  • Math Magic: Mike de Vere, Patrick Feagan, Eric Chow, Sebastian Laubner
  • PI In the Face: Grace Carr, Zoha Konkader, Brynn Ruesga, Mia York
  • Pi-linko: Kimi Basamakov, Ryan Lin, Austin Li, Daniyaal Taqi
  • Pie Toss: Ahana Bhunia, Myra Sengupta, Ashley Strong, Yushan Yan
  • Pizza Parts: Jade Chang, Jane Connell, Kavya Kanugo, Haven Turner
  • Wheel of Jeopardy: Johnny Boone, Dylan Hurvitz, Myles Young, Raza Zaidi

Click here for all of the promo posters designed by each team

And congratulations to team Pi-linko for winning the title of “Students’ Choice – Best Booth” by attracting the highest percentage of the participants to play at their booth (17%)!

Click here for local media coverage of the event.

Special Thanks to our Event Volunteers:

Lunch LabJen Lunney, Darshana Bhamre, Samatha Gummadi, and Marie Turner.

Canvasser Team: Sebastian Sitarz and Winnie Sitarz.

Prize Booth: Agnes Chang, Heidi Nielsen, Brid Harney, Judy Caples, Liz Armstrong

 

Event Photographed by:  Melissa George

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