On March 14th, the first three digits of pi (π) become the date (3/14)! (Don’t know what pi represents? Read more about it here.) This fun holiday is a great, low-pressure opportunity to engage your students in math — a stressful subject for many students. High-pressure math environments are known for causing fear among students, and this math anxiety actually inhibits student performance.

By taking the time to celebrate Pi Day, you can infuse some light-hearted fun into your rigorous lessons. This can help students realize that math is not something to fear. It is just another subject to learn! Try using these Pi Day activities to teach your students about the concept of pi and show them how math can be fun.

## Pi Day Activities for Middle School and High School

Rigorous math activities are important in making sure middle and high school students grasp algebra, geometry, and trigonometry (essential STEM subjects!). But rigorous does not mean a lack of fun! With these Pi Day activities for high school and middle school students, embrace both fun and rigor in your lessons. Help students remember the digits of π, understand pi as an irrational number, and learn how to measure the circumference of circular objects. Plus, encourage your class’s creativity amid your math lessons with art and writing activity components!

Pi Day Partner Activity Area and Circumference of Circles by Mrs Padillas Math Class

Grades: 7th – 8th

Pi Day Musical Chairs Middle School by Misty Miller

Grades: 7th – 8th

Area and Circumference of Circles Pi Day | Coloring Activity by All Things Algebra

Grades: 6th – 10th

10 Last Minute, No-Prep Pi Day Activity Ideas by Elementary Inquiry

Grades: 5th – 7th

*Free*

Pi Day Activities – Puzzles by weatherly

Grades: 5th – 10th

Pi Day and Poetry with Luck of the Pilish FREEBIE by Route 22 Educational Resources

Grades: 4th – 8th

*Free*

Pi Day Puzzles by To the Square Inch- Kate Bing Coners

Grades: 4th – 8th

## Pi Day Activities for Elementary Students

Elementary students’ readiness to learn and apply the concept of pi might vary, but that doesn’t mean they can’t participate in Pi Day fun! Start familiarizing your class with this math concept early to keep math anxiety at bay. With these creative Pi Day activities for elementary students, you can help students write the numbers of pi and lay the foundation for their future learning.

Pi Day Activities – Circle Math and Art Fun for Elementary by Meredith Anderson – Momgineer

Grades: K – 4th

Pi Day Bracelets Craftivity by Cheers To School – Andrea Brown

Grades: 1st – 8th

*Free*

Pi 3.14 DAY ACTIVITIES WORKBOOK BUNDLE | Literacy, Math, and fun! by Teachin’ in the Sun

Grades: 2nd – 8th

Pi Day Activities Elementary by Teaching Math and More

Grades: 3rd – 5th

Pi Day Read and Respond (Digital or Print) by The Knitted Apple

Grades: 3rd – 5th

Looking for more resources to teach your students about pi? Explore more Pi Day activities for students and general pi resources on TPT.