14 March 2023

Image of Pupils recite Pi to over 200 digits in the annual Pi Day competition!

Today is Pi Day! Pi Day is celebrated on the 14th March (3/14) 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 Day is an annual opportunity for maths enthusiasts to recite the infinite digits of Pi. 

Mr Hewitt, Second in Maths, held a Pi competition at lunch for pupils in years 7 and 8. The competition was fierce, with our year 7 pupils battling it out for the top spot hoping to beat Molly's record of reciting Pi to 79 digits set last year. They all did incredibly well with Laiba hitting the year 7 top spot, reciting Pi to 67 digits. 

There were two contenders from year 8 and they both did phenomenally well, with Molly smashing her record from last year reciting Pi to 201 digits and Georgia reciting Pi to a massive 232 digits!

Here are the rest of the scores from year 7; Finlay W - 47, Eshal - 51, Max N - 57 and Jay - 66. 

Well done to everyone who entered!

Tags: Mathematics

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