Students focus on infinity for Pi Day
Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159.
Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point. While only a handful of digits are needed for typical calculations, Pi’s infinite nature makes it a fun challenge to memorize, and to calculate more and more digits.
To celebrate Pi Day, students of all ages worked together to produce a Pi number paper chains, with them attempting to work out the longest number they could, one digit for each link in the chain. The paper chains were all measured in the sports hall, with the winning chain stretching across the hall three times!
Students also worked on Pi themed games and activities during their maths lessons throughout the day.
This event was part of a series of activities that have taken place at the Academy this term, focusing on Literacy and Numeracy. Earlier in the month, students celebrated World Book Day, where Student Leaders organised a book swap, a Year 7 spelling bee competition and a character quiz, members of staff also arrived at work dressed as their favourite story book characters.