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Pi - The Mathematical Dessert

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Jessica Shalvey


Oak Grove High School

Jefferson County Schools


Watch this podcast and discover the mathematical number pi!  Discussion includes the history of pi, mathematical concept of pi, and modern notation of the ∏ symbol used today.  Interesting trivia, jokes, pi reciting contests, and pi day celebrations are included.  This podcast is a must to add to your mathematics classroom and especially any pi day celebration.

Length: 03:14

Aligned to the following ALEX lesson plan:

Discovering Pi

Content Areas: Math

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

MA2015 (6)
24. Represent three-dimensional figures using nets made up of rectangles and triangles, and use the nets to find the surface area of these figures. Apply these techniques in the context of solving real-world and mathematical problems. [6-G4]
MA2015 (7)
14. Know the formulas for the area and circumference of a circle, and use them to solve problems; give an informal derivation of the relationship between the circumference and area of a circle. [7-G4]
MA2015 (7)
16. Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, volume, and surface area of two- and three-dimensional objects composed of triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, cubes, and right prisms. [7-G6]
MA2015 (9-12) Geometry
36. Use volume formulas for cylinders, pyramids, cones, and spheres to solve problems.* [G-GMD3]


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