At school my school,

teachers were asked

to come up with some

ideas for our students to be able to

learn about Pi on Pi Day (3-14).

Ummmmmm.....

O.K.

I teach 6 year olds....

but I'll give it my best!

I made a Class Reader that REALLY delves into

what Pi means and how to get to 3.14.

I will not lie, it is long....

but if you have a REAL pie right

there in front of your kiddos

they'll eat it right up!

He he he.

You can find it on TPT if interested.

Here's a little preview:

We Like Pi(e) by Regina Davis

on Teachers Pay Teachers

We Like Pi(e) by Regina Davis

on Teachers Pay Teachers

Nine Different Choices of

and one of my personal favorites....

trace the first 100 numbers in pi.

In the middle of coming up with

all of this so that my 6 year olds can

better understand Pi....

I just kept thinking about

from her story: If You Give A Mouse A Cookie.

Well....what would happen

If You Gave A Mouse A Circle?

That is the question that I had....

and now I have a little story to go with it.

If You Give A Mouse A Circle by Regina Davis

based on Laura Numeroff's storybook character.

For Educational Use Only....Not For Profit

Side Note: I know that you can use the formula

circumference = 2 x Pi x Radius (2 Pi R)

but that just seems too complicated for my little ones.

I can barely type that out on my computer since

I don't have a key for Pi.....sooooo.....

I stuck with circumference = Pi x Diameter

At this point, teachers of older students

may want to stop the story and have

your students figure out the math without

the calculator. I know that for my 6 year olds...

we would definitely need a calculator!

If You Give A Mouse A Circle by Regina Davis

based on Laura Numeroff's storybook character.

For Educational Use Only....Not For Profit

This of course is FREE for all of our teaching friends.

I really hope that Laura Numeroff doesn't mind

my using her fantabulous mouse character to help

some children around the world learn about Pi.

It's for educational purposes only....not for profit.

This story doesn't really go into the depth

of what makes Pi like my reader, We Like Pi(e) does.

The story, If You Give A Mouse A Circle delves more

into how to use pi to get the circumference of a circle.

I HIGHLY recommend that your students are

familiar with Laura Numeroff's little mouse

character before you use this for Pi Day.

of what makes Pi like my reader, We Like Pi(e) does.

The story, If You Give A Mouse A Circle delves more

into how to use pi to get the circumference of a circle.

I HIGHLY recommend that your students are

familiar with Laura Numeroff's little mouse

character before you use this for Pi Day.

Side Note: I know that you can use the formula

circumference = 2 x Pi x Radius (2 Pi R)

but that just seems too complicated for my little ones.

I can barely type that out on my computer since

I don't have a key for Pi.....sooooo.....

I stuck with circumference = Pi x Diameter

At this point, teachers of older students

may want to stop the story and have

your students figure out the math without

the calculator. I know that for my 6 year olds...

we would definitely need a calculator!

I hope your little ones enjoy Pi Day....

I'm really trying to embrace the idea of teaching Pi.

I've been thumbing through my standards,

and NO it's not in there....but that's ok.

Reading, writing, and math are throughout my

standards, so I think that this will work!

Let them eat Pi(e)!

Or at least a circle-shaped

chocolate chip cookie!

Or at least a circle-shaped

chocolate chip cookie!

Happy March 14th!

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