Celebrating the Ultimate Pi Day

Pi =3.14159265359…

Pi Day: March 14th (3/14)

The Ultimate Pi Day:  3/14/15 (A once in a lifetime event)

The Ultimate Pi Moment is:  March 14, 2015 at 9:26:53

Countdown to The Ultimate Pi Moment

************************************************************************************ For years, I’ve entertained the idea of organizing a math based scavenger hunt.  Now that I’m a coach, I felt the timing was right.  I pitched the idea to the ASB advisors at my 2 schools and the Pi Day scavenger hunt was born.  Both schools run spirit competitions throughout the year and this scavenger hunt would be organized as a competition.

Since both schools would be on Spring Break the week leading up to Pi Day, we celebrated early.


  1. The ASB Advisors:  Teri D, Teri P and Jeannie

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2. Preparations:                                                                                                                                         Pi Symbols Design photocopied and laminated                                        Screen Shot 2015-03-07 at 7.17.36 AM                                              a. Once in a Lifetime versions:  40                                                       b.  Traditional Pi symbol: 120

3. The plan:                                                                                                  When the idea was brought to the ASB class, they turned the       project over to a committee.  The given committee decided:

a. When:  Tuesday – Thursday                                                            b. Who:  The committee members hid the symbols Monday            after school.                                                                                          c. Where:  All over the campus                                                                                                            d. Points:  Traditional Pi:  10 points       Ultimate Pi: 100 points                                  e. How:  Students brought found Pi symbols to the attendance office and plaScreen Shot 2015-03-07 at 11.37.21 AMced them              into their grade’s collection bucket.

4.  Collection Area:                                                                                       Moore’s collection area was in the attendance office.  Those of       us who work in education know that the office staff and                   custodians create the core of every school. A big thanks to               Lisa for overseeing the collection area!

5.  A few of the hiding spots:

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1.  The ASB Advisor:  Cheryl                    Principal:  Robert   Asst. Principal:  Jim

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2. Preparations:                                                                                            Pi Symbols Design photocopied and laminated:                                      a. Once in a Lifetime version:  40                                                            b. Traditional Pi symbol: 120                       MegaPie                                             c. Fruit Pie symbols: 30

3.  The plan                                                    a. When: Friday.  Beginning of                  school  to the end of lunch                 b. Who: ASB members hid the                   symbols before school.  Principal and Asst. Principal hid in between passing                           periods.                                                                                                                                                 c. Where:  Middle strip of the campus                                                                                               d. Points:  Ultimate Pi = 25    Traditional Pi = 15   Fruit Pies = -10                                e. How:  Students brought found Pi symbols to the Student Center and placed them                 into their grade level team’s collection bucket.  Student’s sabotaged others by                         placing Fruit Pie symbols (negative points) into another team’s bucket.

4.  The Collection Area:                                                                                                                           Another big thank you goes out to Carolina and Tracey who supervised the collection           area at Clement!  They’re pictured, below, with some of the grade level team’s                         collection buckets.

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 5.  A few of the hiding spots:

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About jgvadnais

Instructional Technology Coach. Desmos Fellow. Google Level 1 Certified. SoCal transplant. New Englander at heart. Lover of yoga, dogs, green smoothies and coffee creamer
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1 Response to Celebrating the Ultimate Pi Day

  1. jgvadnais says:

    Pi Day Scavenger Hunt #piday


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