March Activity Calendar
It's time for a slice of Pi!
Happy March! Can you believe it’s already March? This month is jam packed with a ton of important dates to celebrate, but overall, did you know March is also Women’s History Month? This month we celebrate the amazing accomplishments of women in our history. We celebrate those who fought for women’s right to vote, those who broke barriers to become the first doctors, astronauts, judges, scientists, etc. It’s only fitting that this month contains both International Women’s Day, which commemorates the movement for women’s rights, and the 105th anniversary of the Women’s Suffrage March in Washington D.C in 1913, which is where women marched for their right to vote in the United States. This is a great month for young girls (and boys!) to feel empowered and celebrate the women in their lives.
But we can’t let that forget one of our favorite days of the year – Pi Day! Pi Day was created in 1988 by Physicist Larry Shaw. The date March 14th was chosen because the numerical date 3.14 represents the first three digits of pi. It also is coincidentally the birthday of Albert Einstein! What is pi (π) you ask? Pi is the constant ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. As an irrational, transcendental number, it continues to infinity, and to date has been calculated to more than 1 trillion decimal places, but they’re still not done! Many math lovers celebrate this day by having a slice of pie, which beyond just sounding the same, also is shaped in a circle!
Other exciting days this month are the first day of spring, daylight savings (great opportunity reinforce time with kids!) and St. Patrick’s Day!
Download our March Math Activity Calendar to celebrate all the exciting things in March with us and use these activities to remind kids to constantly be learning and developing their schools even out of school. If you’re a teacher, download our Math Activity Calendar now and send it home with your students to help cultivate a math mindset outside of school. If you’re a parent, print the calendar and hang it in your kitchen as a reminder to incorporate fun family math activities into your daily routine. Enjoy!